Wake County announces school bus changes for 2014-15 school year

08/18/2014 4:39 PM

08/18/2014 5:13 PM

Wake County students face longer walks to catch the bus this upcoming school year because of cuts in the number of bus stops and routes.

School officials announced Monday that there will be 116 fewer bus runs and 4,000 fewer stops for the 2014-15 school year. The changes will allow Wake to run the same number of buses and drivers to serve the thousands of additional students who enrolled for the 2014-15 school year.

The changes mean that the walking distance for some students could be as much as three-tenths of a mile for elementary school students and a half-mile for middle school and high school students.

In addition, Wake has relocated some express bus stops serving magnet students to schools and community centers.

Parents can go to bit.ly/1nyD9ab to view the bus routes for each school. The first day for traditional-calendar schools is Aug. 25.

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