The Wake County school system has posted on its website the bus routes and stops for traditional-calendar students who will return to class on Aug. 24.
School officials want families of the 80,000 bus riders to review the bus information at www.wcpss.net/transportation before school begins because some routes were consolidated from last year. Citing an effort to efficiently deliver students to school, Wake has been centrally locating bus stops within neighborhoods.
Traditional-calendar students make up the majority of Wake’s 155,000 students. The opening of traditional-calendar schools will result in changes to routes for some year-round schools because buses serve students on both calendars.
Transportation officials began planning for the new school year in May when families of eligible students received a postcard asking them to update bus service needs. That information was then combined with new student needs and the removal of students who left the school system to create this year’s routes and stops.
Parents can begin requesting bus stop changes after the 20th day of school, when ridership settles into predictable patterns. Those requests can include service to locations other than a student’s home, such as before- or after-school care. The changes will be granted only if there is room on the desired bus and current routes are not changed.