MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - The first day of school can be a logistically nightmare for parents and teachers alike, but this year Muscogee County is looking to change that.
This year they are implementing a new bus system at elementary schools across the district.
Upon arrival at school, kids received color-coded tags according to where they live that matched them with a corresponding bus headed to that area of the city.
"It's different routes, one route in East County for example the white route is for the back side of East County and the blue route is for the front side of East County so we wont get them confused," said Gregg Pittman, a Muscogee County bus driver.
Students walking along the bus pick-up line were able to clearly identify the colors in the bus drivers' windows, knowing that was the bus they belonged on.
The tags were issued as students arrived to their classrooms based on their parents registering before the school year started.
"We are proud to say that the registration process has been one of the best in the history of the district. We would like to thank the local media for that, getting out our public service announcements and sharing that information with our parents that are new to the district and of course to those that have moved since the school year ended in May," said Valerie Fuller the Director of Communications for the Muscogee County School District.
According to Fuller, the new procedures went smoothly on the first day with the exception of some minor bus technical difficulties early in the day that were quickly resolved.
As the kids get more comfortable with their routines, getting on the correct bus soon becomes second nature.