Classes Begin, JCPS Students Eager to Start

by Devin Katayama on August 17, 2011

JCPS School buses are on the roads this morning. Greeting some students at Waggener High School Wednesday morning was Superintendent Donna Hargens. All JCPS schools and bus compounds are all fully operational and the district is prepared if communication methods should fail, she said.

“And anything that happens during the day we’ve done workaround plans to being in mobile cards and if anything should happen, and also reroute the numbers to another line that does work so we’ve got contingency plans in place in case something unexpected does happen in one of those areas,” said Hargens.

If parents are concerned about their child’s transportation they may contact the JCPS bus hotline at 485-RIDE (7433). They can also refer to the JCPS online bus finder. Hargens also asked parents to be more patient because storm damage may still affect some bus routes.

“Well and I think the parents, because everybody’s been out there, I know I’ve gone past areas where trees have been down, are understanding that if it takes a little bit longer we’re going to have to reroute or whatever. But they’re going to be able to communicate with us if they have any questions or concerns about how long it’s taking,” she said.

Hargens will observe the dismissal of Brandeis Elementary this afternoon.

Students at Waggener High School seemed eager to begin the school year, which has been delayed two days due to Saturday’s storm damage. WFPL asked four students what they were looking forward to most.

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