SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Due to ongoing shortage of student transportation drivers in the state, routes CR10B and CR33B were suspended earlier this month, affecting students who live on Schofield Barracks and attend Leilehua High School in Wahiawa.
According to the Hawaii Department of Education, the driver shortage is the result of a combination of factors including an overall national and local driver shortage and staffing gaps caused by drivers needing to isolate or quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19.
There are two options available to students for alternate bus services – TheBus, the City & County of Honolulu’s public transportation system, and a Child & Youth Services shuttle.
TheBus provides services in the morning and afternoon, while the Child & Youth Services shuttle provides service in the afternoon only.
Holo Cards from TheBus are being provided to students affected by suspended bus routes and who have purchased bus passes for the 2nd Quarter at no additional cost.
Students or parents of students should contact Leilehua High School’s front office to request a Holo card. The processing time is seven-10 days.
The Bennett Youth Center on Schofield Barracks is offering transportation from Leilehua High School to the youth center for $15/month.
Students must be registered with Parent Central Services at Bldg. 1283, 241 Hewitt Street, Schofield Barracks. Call (808) 655-5314 for more information.
Mileage reimbursement is also available to qualified families at the current IRS mileage reimbursement rate.
Applications, forms and more information on Hawaii Department of School resources are available at https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/FacilitiesandOperations/Transportation/RidingtheBus/Pages/Bus-status.aspx.
Parents with additional questions should contact the school directly or reach out to the School Support Services Office at (808) 655-8326.