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Wake County year-round students return to school

Posted July 7, 2009 6:39 a.m. EDT
Updated July 7, 2009 10:04 a.m. EDT

Wake County Public School System

— Summer vacation is over Tuesday for 40,000 Wake County students as they return to 52 elementary and middle schools on the year-round calendar.

Wake County is debuting three new schools – Banks Road Elementary at 10225 Chambers Road in Raleigh; Herbert Akins Road Elementary at 2255 Herbert Akins Road in Fuquay-Varina; and Lake Myra Elementary at 1300 Elk Falls Drive in Wendell.

With schools in session, that means more drivers are on Wake County roads. When all schools are in session by the end of August, 900 buses will travel Wake County roads with a total of 75,000 students.

Parents can visit Wake County Public Schools’ transportation Web site to find answers to questions about services. Transportation officials can also be reached at 919-856-8050.

Bus routes for the 52 year-round schools are online. Bus routes for traditional calendar schools will be updated online in early August.