Parents say DPS busing issues have rolled over into new school year

Parents say DPS busing issues have rolled over into new school year (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Summer has officially ended for thousands of students, including DPS kids who went back to school Tuesday.

115 new buses rolled out of the lot in the morning to get the kids to school. Parents said they were excited about the new changes, but the busing issues seemed to have rolled over into the 2017 school year.

The district had implemented a 4-tier system, which officials said they would cut down on complaints.

It did help for many students, but some parents said the change shifted the bell schedule for the kids, leaving some of them upset.

“9 o’clock for breakfast, 9:30,” DPS grandparent Rosa Clap said. “Then they don’t get out until 3:55. Last year I picked him up at 2.”

“I don’t understand that,” she continued. “His mom can’t drop him off, so grandmother’s stuck.”

FOX 45’s Shavon Anderson heard from some parents there may have been an issue with picking up special needs students, including one woman who said her son’s bus never showed.

Superintendent Rhonda Corr spoke out about the issues, saying there was a glitch in the bus routing system software they weren't aware of until they used it Tuesday.

The district has said they will work their hardest to try and get any issues ironed out while the school year continues, but they’re still confident that this plan and the new schedule are what’s best for kids.

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