School bus service this fall to link
St. Joseph and St. Richard Catholic Schools
MADISON, Miss. (Monday, July 22, 2019) – School bus service will be available between St. Joseph Catholic School and St. Richard Catholic School beginning this fall, making it easier for parents to send their children to either school.
Parents can drop St. Joe students off at St. Richard every morning; the students then would board a school bus bound for St. Joe. At the of the school day, students would board a school bus bound for St. Richard where parents will pick them up.
In the same manner, parents can drop St. Richard students off at St. Joe every morning; those students would board a school bus bound for St. Richard. After school ended there, students would be transported by bus to St. Joe for parent pickup.
“This bus service will make it much easier for parents to send their children to both schools,” St. Joe Principal Dena Kinsey said. “Parents who live in Jackson will no longer have to fight traffic every day to drop their child off at St. Joe and then head to work."
St. Joseph Catholic School provides students in Grades 7-12 a rigorous college preparatory education grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church. The school is in Madison on Mississippi 463, about a mile west of Interstate 55.
St. Richard Catholic School provides students in Pre-K through the sixth grade a rigorous elementary education also grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church. St. Richard is at 100 Holly Drive in Jackson just off the Northside Drive exit on I-55.
The Sisters of Mercy founded St. Joe in 1870 and also founded St. Richard in 1953; St. Joe will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020.
The new bus service will cost parents $50 a month and will be assessed by the school the child attends. Parents will pay for the bus service through accounts they set up using the school’s financial system called FACTS.
Besides providing students a way to get to and from both schools, the St. Joe bus also will be used for field trips as well as to transport Fine Arts students and athletic teams to off-campus events. Here is the daily bus schedule:
ST. JOSEPH BUS
- Parents drop off St. Joseph students every morning at St. Richard Catholic School.
- St. Joe students will board the St. Joe school bus at St. Richard.
- The bus will leave every morning at 7:35 a.m. to reach St. Joe in time for the first period.
ST. RICHARD BUS
- Parents drop off St. Richard students every morning at St. Joseph Catholic School.
- St. Richard students will board the school bus at St. Joe.
- The bus will leave every morning at 7:25 a.m. to reach St. Richard for the start of school.
- St. Richard students will board the bus after dismissal.
- The bus will leave for St. Joe at 3 p.m.
- St. Joe students whose parents will pick them up at St. Richard will board the bus.
- The bus will leave at 3:20 p.m. for the return trip to St. Richard.
- St. Richard will provide After School Care for St. Joe students if needed.
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