Jefferson County Public School parents and guardians will have some new tools entering the school year.
JCPS established communication with parents about busing before the school year began. This was in response to last year’s infamous first day, when some students traveled for hours on the bus to get home.
Parents can now call a JCPS hotline (495-RIDE or 7433) to their get questions answered regarding what bus their child should take. Since the hotline began on Aug. 11, it already helped hundreds of parents find their child’s bus, said JCPS spokesman Ben Jackey in an email.
They can also find the best bus route through an online bus finder. JCPS says it merged its system with Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) and has a one-year contract for $10,000.
Students will also be given name tags, similar to last year. The color coded name tags identify students’ bus routes and age.
Superintendent Donna Hargens is expected to observe the dismissal of Brandeis Elementary on Tuesday.