Wake County parents, especially those with children in elementary school, are being asked to be patient waiting for their children to get off the bus this afternoon.
Lisa Luten, a Wake schools’ spokeswoman, said elementary schools will take extra time on this first day of classes to make sure that students get on the right bus going home. That could lead to delays getting buses on the road.
But in terms of morning service, Luten said things were “fantastic,” with only 11 of the 910 buses dropping kids off after the bell rang to start school. She said transportation staff are looking at the buses that were late to see if adjustments need to be made to their routes.
Luten said the overwhelming majority of buses arrived on time, and more than 99 percent of buses arrived within 15 minutes of the bell.