The students, including those attending Champion Middle and Arabia Mountain High schools, will be transported from satellite pickup points located at other DeKalb schools.
School transportation for choice and magnet programs was on the chopping block in May as the DeKalb School Board struggled to balance its 2010 budget, but it voted to keep offering transportation to the students.
In region 2, elementary students will get their shuttle at Knollwood Elementary School, 3039 Santa Monica Drive in Decatur; middle schoolers will pick up their shuttle at Cedar Grove Middle School, 2300 Wildcat Road in Decatur, and high schools will get their shuttle from Cedar Grove High School, 2360 River Road in Ellenwood.
In region 3, elementary students will get the shuttle at Princeton Elementary School, 1321 South Deshon Road in Lithonia, or at Flat Rock Elementary School, 4603 Evans Mill Road in Lithonia. Middle schoolers will get their shuttle at Miller Grove Middle School, 2215 Miller Road in Decatur, and high schoolers will get on the bus at Stephenson High School, 701 Stephenson Road in Stone Mountain.
Parents are responsible for getting their children to the regional satellite pickups in the morning and picking them up in the afternoon.
Student’s assigned satellite locations and bus numbers will be listed in the routing information mailed to parents and students by August 2010.
The school system said that the number of buses assigned to each location has been predetermined based on the number of students assigned to each satellite location.
Arabia Mountain High School direct routes will transport students to Arabia Mountain High School from Lithonia High School and Martin Luther King, Jr. High School only. These direct routes do not transport students to or from the other satellite locations.
Elementary school parents can apply for the Extended Day After School Program from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. if hosted at the satellite locations.
For more information, contact the local elementary satellite locations or the ASEDP office at 678-676-0769.
For more information on bus routes, visit www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/transportation.