Buses http://wfpl.org en How JCPS, Greater Clark Handle Winter Weather Decisions http://wfpl.org/post/how-jcps-greater-clark-handle-winter-weather-decisions <p>It happens every time.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Public Schools decides to cancel school because of the weather—or not—and Twitter lights up with comments; some people oppose the decision, some are supportive.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The issue popped up Friday morning. <a href="/post/snow-louisville-area-leads-slick-morning-commute">JCPS is in session; several area school districts aren't.</a></span></p><p>So, how does JCPS decide to cancel school?</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:33:48 +0000 Devin Katayama 8275 at http://wfpl.org How JCPS, Greater Clark Handle Winter Weather Decisions JCPS Officials: All Students Bused Home by 7 p.m. http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-officials-all-students-bused-home-7-pm <p></p><p>Jefferson County Public Schools officials say the&nbsp;last student was delivered home by 6:58 Tuesday night.</p><p>The previous two years&nbsp;JCPS&nbsp;has reduced the time buses cleared on the first day of school.&nbsp;Last year, the final bus cleared at 6:38 pm. The year before it was 7:20 pm.</p><p>Busing on the first day of school has been closely watched, in large part due to the infamous 2010 school year when the final students weren't delivered home until after 9 p.m. on the first day of class.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:46:48 +0000 Devin Katayama 6539 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Officials: All Students Bused Home by 7 p.m. Transportation for Jefferson County Public Schools Goes as Expected; a Few Buses Late to Schools http://wfpl.org/post/transportation-jefferson-county-public-schools-goes-expected-few-buses-late-schools <p>Jefferson County Public Schools officials say transportation for Tuesday morning's first day of school has gone well.</p><p>Ben Jackey, a JCPS spokesman, says some buses carrying elementary students were late to school—but that’s expected on the first day.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:30:22 +0000 Joseph Lord 6527 at http://wfpl.org Transportation for Jefferson County Public Schools Goes as Expected; a Few Buses Late to Schools How Parents Can Get Information on JCPS Buses http://wfpl.org/post/how-parents-can-get-information-jcps-buses <p>Jefferson County Public Schools students return to class on Tuesday and, as always, logistics are getting some attention.</p><p>The school district has set up a hotline—485-7433 (RIDE)—for parents and guardians to get information about bus stops and times. &nbsp;The hotline is open until 4:30 Monday afternoon.</p><p>Here's a JCPS website with<a href="http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Departments/Transportation/index.html"> more transportation information.</a></p><p>JCPS has also released this video with rules and tips for new bus riders:</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:44:31 +0000 Joseph Lord 6511 at http://wfpl.org How Parents Can Get Information on JCPS Buses JCPS Claims Bus Manufacturer Sold It 396 Faulty Buses http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-claims-bus-manufacturer-sold-it-396-faulty-buses <p>The Jefferson County Board of Education is claiming that&nbsp;396 school buses from a Delaware manufacturer are faulty.</p><p>The school district filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that it's had numerous problems with engines and other parts to buses from Navistar, which was named as a defendant in the suit. JCPS also alleges that the issues with engines, plus premature rusting and broken doors.</p><p>A&nbsp;Navistar&nbsp;spokesman said the company does not comment on pending litigation.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:37:50 +0000 Joseph Lord 6339 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Claims Bus Manufacturer Sold It 396 Faulty Buses