Raleigh, N.C. — Schedules at 17 Wake County schools will be shifted to improve arrival times for bused students, the school board said Wednesday.
The Board of Education on Tuesday approved recommendations from the transportation staff to shift the bell schedules for the schools, saying most will change by less than 20 minutes.
The shift is an effort to improve busing times, which have been widely criticized by parents since the start of the school year. District offices received hundreds of emails from parents in August and September about bused students arriving late, not being dropped off at their assigned stops and getting home several hours after the school day ended.
Administrators acknowledged the busing problems were the result of cutbacks, and they scrambled to fix routes, hire drivers and put about three dozen buses back on the road.
The majority of Wake County’s 169 schools will be unaffected by the changes approved Tuesday. The schools with schedule adjustments are:
• Apex Elementary School
• Apex Middle School
• Centennial Magnet Middle School
• Davis Drive Elementary School
• Davis Drive Middle School
• East Garner Middle School
• Enloe High School
• Green Magnet Elementary School
• Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy
• Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy
• Leesville Road Middle School
• Lufkin Road Middle School
• Moore Square Magnet Middle School
• Wake N.C. State STEM Early College High School
• Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
• Vandora Springs Elementary School
• Walnut Creek Elementary School