MCSD parents taking concerns of bus transportation to school board

VIDEO: MCSD parents taking concerns of bus transportation to school board
Published: Aug. 13, 2018 at 3:25 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2018 at 10:11 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Ahead of the first full week of school in Muscogee County, students and parents fear of continued transportation issues.

Parents say some kids are waiting hours for the buses to take them home.

School officials say some of what happened is not out of the ordinary, during the first few days of school.

A Muscogee County School District spokesperson attributes the delays to normal issues as routes get started at the beginning of school, for students, drivers, and schools.

"It could be a number of things, it could be some students that are not actually registered that don't have a confirmed bus pass... and some of it could be misinterpretation about the actual route," said Mercedes Parham, MCSD Director of Communications.

Some parents say they plan to take their complaints and questions to Monday's Muscogee County School Board meeting.

"We're encouraging parents to do is talk to your children about their bus routes to make sure they know the number and what time to get on and off," said Parham.

School officials say they are working to finalize some bus routes and expect everything to be back to normal and running smoothly by Monday evening.

An "after hours" number was provided, for parents to call to report problems at (706) 748-2034.

We are continuing to reach out to MCSD for updates.

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