Time is running out for new Wake County year-round students to receive guaranteed service on the first day of classes for the 2014-15 school year.
Friday is the cut-off date for requesting bus service for families at year-round schools who are new to Wake or who have current students who want to ride for the first time. Click here for more information, including how to register. The deadline applies to all four year-round tracks.
Newcomers who miss Friday’s deadline will face having to provide their own transportation when the new school year begins. School officials say they will process the post-June 6 requests in the order received and try to provide bus service as quickly as possible.
The cut-off date is part of a new school system bus policy in which new students will now have to request bus service at least a month before classes start. School officials say setting deadlines will allow them to better develop routes for the coming school year.
The registration cutoff date for guaranteed bus service on the first day of school is June 25 for modified-calendar schools and July 21 for traditional-calendar schools.
Current bus riders who are eligible for service next school year will automatically be assigned transportation. This also applies to children whose sibling is a current bus rider.