Tue August 20, 2013
JCPS Officials: All Students Bused Home by 7 p.m.
Jefferson County Public Schools officials say the last student was delivered home by 6:58 Tuesday night.
The previous two years JCPS has reduced the time buses cleared on the first day of school. Last year, the final bus cleared at 6:38 pm. The year before it was 7:20 pm.
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.
Since then JCPS has increased its technology supporting the transportation system that includes more than 900 buses and transports about 70,000 students. JCPS has added improved radio and GPS communication and it also offers an online Bus Finder website that helps parents and families locate their bus stop.
There was one minor hit-and-run accident involving a JCPS bus, but did not result in any injuries, according to district officials.
As WFPL reported earlier in the day, JCPS spokesman Ben Jackey said some buses were late to their destinations in the morning, largely because of confusion on which buses children were supposed to ride, but he added many JCPS compounds cleared earlier than last year.