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Parents Concerned Over School Bus Problems

Parents in one central Kentucky community speak out today about their school system's busing problems.

While the Jessamine County District says it is trying to fix the problem, students continue to be left at bus stops and dropped off well past the start of school.

The county has 117 buses, 11 schools, and more than 7,000 students from elementary to high school. The buses are delivering students from 7 :00 a.m. until sometimes 5:00 in the afternoon.
Parents in Jessamine County say its a math problem that equals disaster.

Some say their children are picked up thirty minutes to an hour or more late, or not even picked up at all. The assistant superintendent for Jessamine County schools, Owens Saylor, says he acknowledges the issues at hand and is willing to address them. But according to one mother, the administration already knew of the problems even calling her yesterday to apologize. Carol Tolliver says her son was missed again today for the second day in a row, and this time the school system sent a bus just to pick him up, dropping him off twenty five minutes after school had already started.

Several other parents voiced their concerns to 27 NEWSFIRST today, however they did not want to appear on camera.


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