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.
Join the Discussion
News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.