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District apologizes for bus route issues

Posted: 4:03 AM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 04:03:16-04
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LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County School Superintendent is apologizing for the bus issues during Monday's first day of school.

Rocky Hanna says he takes full responsibility for the bus route changes and the problems that have followed since.

The bus drivers didn't actually try out the routes until Thursday and Friday of last week.

And the district went with a new program to set-up the changes that Monday, caused hour-long delays for some students.

Superintendent Rocky Hanna says that's unacceptable.

"The district apologizes for all the stress that this has caused and it's really not where we strive to be that's why we're going to try to fix it. We spent all day trying to fix it and we're going to continue to make progress so that in a couple days it can be up to the standard we are used to," said Chris Petley spokesperson for Leon County Schools.

Now, Leon County wants to help make up for it, by excusing absences and tardies for the week.

Also, they're opening before school and after school care for free, to help ease parents through the transition.

The parent help hotline is also still available at 850-488-2636.