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New bus routes available for traditional calendar schools on August 18

New bus routes for the 2014-15 school year will be available online August 18 for WCPSS traditional calendar schools. The bus routes will be shared at http://webarchive.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/routes-and-stops.html the week before the new school year begins.

Families should check the bus routes to find the stop closest to their address. Each year, bus stops change based on the students who ride the route. Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive. Continue Reading . . .

July 21 is cut off date for new bus riders at traditional calendar schools to request service

July 21 is the cut off date for new bus riders at traditional calendar schools to request bus service for 2014-15 to receive service with the start of the school year.

Visit www.wcpss.net/busrider if you need bus service for your child next year. You can determine if your child is eligible to ride the bus and request bus service. If your child was a bus rider in 2013-14, they will be automatically assigned a bus stop. Also, if your child has a sibling that is a current bus rider, they, too, will be automatically assigned a bus stop.

For families who are eligible for transportation and request services after the cutoff date, first day bus service is not guaranteed.  Requests received after the cut off date will be processed in the order received. Transportation will make every effort to provide service using existing bus stops as quickly as possible.

Special needs students
Families of children who are homeless, have Individual Education Plans (IEPs), or have plans under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) may need to request special transportation, as they move into the community or change address. These families will need to enroll their child in the new school or notify their current school of the address change and inform school staff of their child’s IEP, 504 plan or homeless status. Students will be assigned to transportation.

Why make this change?
Beginning the planning process with accurate ridership will help Transportation planners provide superior bus routing. This should provide families better bus service from the start of the school year. Routes for known riders will be set for the first day of school. Bus drivers will practice set routes to be ready for the first day of school. With superior routing, buses will travel less distance saving money on fuel and maintenance.

New bus routes available for modified calendar schools on July 21

New bus routes for the 2014-15 school year will be available online July 21 for WCPSS modified calendar schools. The bus routes will be shared at http://webarchive.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/routes-and-stops.html the week before the new school year begins.

Families should check the bus routes to find the stop closest to their address. Each year, bus stops change based on the students who ride the route. Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive. Continue Reading . . .

Families can apply online for alternate bus stops

Families can now apply using a new online form, if they need an alternate school bus stop for before- or after-school care.

The online form is at http://webarchive.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/change-bus-stop/

Students eligible for bus service have been assigned a stop this school year based on their home address of record. Once these routes are established, Transportation will evaluate alternate stop requests for before or after school care to determine if the requested stop fits on an existing bus route and if space is available on the bus to accommodate the student. WCPSS does not add bus stops during the first 30 days of school. Continue Reading . . .

June 25 is cut off date for new bus riders at modified calendar schools to request service

June 25 is the cut off date for new bus riders at modified calendar schools to request bus service for 2014-15 to receive service with the start of the school year.

Visit www.wcpss.net/busrider if you need bus service for your child next year. You can determine if your child is eligible to ride the bus and request bus service. If your child was a bus rider in 2013-14, they will be automatically assigned a bus stop. Also, if your child has a sibling that is a current bus rider, they, too, will be automatically assigned a bus stop.

For families who are eligible for transportation and request services after the cutoff date, first day bus service is not guaranteed.  Requests received after the cut off date will be processed in the order received. Transportation will make every effort to provide service using existing bus stops as quickly as possible.

Traditional calendar families
Traditional calendar school students must enroll and request bus service by July 21 to receive first day service.

Special needs students
Families of children who are homeless, have Individual Education Plans (IEPs), or have plans under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) may need to request special transportation, as they move into the community or change address. These families will need to enroll their child in the new school or notify their current school of the address change and inform school staff of their child’s IEP, 504 plan or homeless status. Students will be assigned to transportation.

Why make this change?
Beginning the planning process with accurate ridership will help Transportation planners provide superior bus routing. This should provide families better bus service from the start of the school year. Routes for known riders will be set for the first day of school. Bus drivers will practice set routes to be ready for the first day of school. With superior routing, buses will travel less distance saving money on fuel and maintenance.

New practices begin today to provide better bus service

WCPSS will put new practices into place beginning today for the 2014-15 school year with the goal of improving yellow bus service for families.

Families new to Wake County enrolling in school and current families who will be first time users of bus service in 2014-15 will be required to request transportation service. The requests must be completed approximately one month before the start of school to receive first day service. Continue Reading . . .

Wake sends 10 drivers to District Bus Roadeo

Wake County bus drivers met for the annual WCPSS Bus Roadeo at the State Fairgrounds. A total of 59 drivers competed in six tasks on a driving course that required them to make precise stops and turns. Continue Reading . . .

Bus drivers compete in WCPSS Bus Roadeo

Wake County school bus drivers will compete in the WCPSS Bus Roadeo on April 24 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Continue Reading . . .