CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - In a cost-saving move, the Sweetwater Union High School District says numerous bus routes to district high schools are being cut starting next school year.
Four of the district’s 13 high schools affected by the route cuts are:
-- Eastlake High: 2 routes cut
-- Olympian High: 4 routes cut
-- Otay Ranch High: 1 route cut
-- San Ysidro High: at least 20 routes cut
District spokesman Manuel Rubio said the bus route cuts will not impact middle schools. Additionally, bus service for special education students or for extra-curricular/after-school activities will not be affected.
10News learned the district will save about $500,000 each school year by cutting the routes. The district has been working all school year to cut costs and balance its budget amid a myriad of financial issues.
In a letter sent to parents on May 17, the district said the route changes were made “due to several factors including: 1) the completion of Otay Mesa Road leading to San Ysidro High; 2) Bringing all high schools into alignment Administrative Regulation 3541 (approved in 2012) with the minimum distance -- 3.5 miles -- required for transportation services; and 3) these reductions assist in our budget planning for the 2019-20 school year.
Bus stops that will continue in the 2019-20 school year are identified as, ‘Remain’ in the listing below. Bus stops that fall outside of the 3.5 mile regulation and will not continue in 2019-20 school year are identified as ‘Reduced.’"
Eastlake High School
Camino Mojave & Avenida Loretta – SW
Agua Vista Dr. & Vinyard Way – SW
Agua Vista Dr. & Babbling Brook Rd – NW
Paseo Vera Cruz & Mount Miguel Rd. – NW
Proctor Valley Rd. & Lane Ave. – SE
Duncan Ranch Rd. & Stone Gate – ELM Loading Zone
Olympian High School
Olympic Pkwy & Vienta Estrella – SW
Vista San Ignacio & Avenida De Las Vistas – NE (This stop will be reduced in 2020-21, it will be re-zoned to Montgomery High)
Olympic Pkwy & Olympic Vista Rd. – SW
Windingwalk St. & Discovery Falls Dr. – SE
Santa Rosa Dr. & Santa Paula Dr (Circle by pool)
Windingwalk St. & Evening Star St. – SW
Otay Ranch High School
Wildaur St & Diamond Ct. – SE
San Ysidro High School
Servando Ave & Bluehaven Ct. – NE
Camino De La Plaza & Bibler Dr.
Averil Rd & Sunset Ln – NW
W. San Ysidro Blvd & Averil Rd – Transit Stop
Smythe & Avenida De La Madrid – SW
Avenida De La Madrid & Avenida De La Cruz
Athey Ave & Caithness Dr – SE
Beyer Blvd & Del Sur Blvd – North Transit Stop
Sunset Ln & Smythe Ave – SW
E. San Ysidro Blvd & I-805 – Under the bridge
E. Park Ave & E. Hall Ave – SW
Beyer Blvd & Del Sur Blvd – North Transit stop
Willow Elementary – North of Red Curb
Avenida De La Madrid & Alaquinas Dr – SE
Remington Hills Dr & Carbine Way – SE
Sunset Ln & Smythe Ave – SW
Willow Elementary – Transit stop
W. Park Ave & E. Hall Ave – NW
Willow Elementary – South Transit stop
171 E. Calle Primera – Transit stop at Motel 6
Sipes Ln. & Anella Rd. – SE (Consolidated to Camino De La Plaza & Bibler Dr.)
Anella Rd. & Sipes Ln. – SE (Consolidated to Camino De La Plaza & Bibler Dr.)