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Leon County Schools reports mechanical, communication issues after bus route change

Posted at 9:48 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 09:51:16-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Touting the problems as 'normal first day of school issues,' Leon County Schools says they're still working out the kinks after switching back to last year's bus routes due to a failed bus route change.

Leon County Schools reported that mechanical issues caused some delays Monday morning. They also reported some communication issues with parents regarding to the bus stop changes.

Nearly 1,300 students were impacted by last week's failed route changes. The school system hopes that going back to those original routes will get this school year back on track.

A spokesman for Leon County Schools sent the following statement to ABC 27:

We are experiencing some of the normal first day of school issues, but nowhere near the amount from this time last week.

We had a few mechanical issues which caused some delays and there were some communication issues with parents regarding the change of some stops which we are working to fix.

All and all, we are on course to have this corrected and back to level of service our community expects.

Our call center will remain open and take calls from parents as needed: 487-7250.

For any questions parent's may have, LCS' transportation call center is still open to take any questions you may have at (850) 487-7250. For the full list of updated bus stops, click here.