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Bus Schedule Changes for VITAL Testing Week on St. Croix

The school bus schedule will be slightly modified during VITAL (Virgin Islands Territorial Assessment of Learning) testing. The test will be administered to 2nd to 11th grade students March 19 – 23, according to a press release from St. Croix Superintendent Gary Molloy.
During the week of testing, all school buses are scheduled to pick up students 15 minutes earlier than the usual time. “The test is time controlled; therefore it is very important for students to arrive at their school on time,” Molloy said. “Parents, please ensure that your child is waiting at his or her respective school bus station at least 15 minutes earlier than the bus usually arrives.”
The VITAL test scores of students in the 3rd through 8th and 11th grades will be used to determine whether each school met adequate yearly progress (AYP) benchmarks for proficiency in reading and math. Each school’s average yearly attendance rates, along with student participation on test day, are also factored in, so it’s imperative that students are present and on time for the test.
To verify bus pick up time for a residential district, parents may contact Owen Hennemann, school bus safety inspector, at 773-1095, ext. 7065.

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