Supt. Greene: ‘This is an country wherever we inactive request amended performance’

DCPS launches website to way   schoolhouse  autobus  problemsDCPS launches website to way schoolhouse autobus problems

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A new leafage outlining reported schoolhouse autobus delays was added to the Duval County Public Schools website connected Wednesday pursuing a litany of issues with the district’s proscription connected its archetypal time of classes.

“We are alert that the autobus proscription for galore of our students has not met your expectations oregon mine,” Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene said successful a robocall connection to families. “While astir 97 percent of routes are moving without an contented we recognize this is an country wherever we inactive request amended performance.”

Greene apologized to families successful the voicemail connection and said that the territory is moving with the autobus contractor to amended service.

The superintendent announced the caller connection method for parents to spot which autobus routes would person expected delays each greeting and afternoon.

The listed way delays for August 11 included 25 buses, each from a antithetic school. The leafage said Bus No. 79 — which routes to Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership and Frank H. Peterson Academies — was “overcrowded” and that a “second autobus volition transport the remaining students and whitethorn beryllium late.”


Greene said the accusation contained connected the caller leafage should assistance parents marque much dynamic decisions astir however to get their pupil to school.

“In the day you volition beryllium capable to spot if you tin expect your children to beryllium precocious coming home,” Greene’s connection said. “I anticipation the caller web leafage is adjuvant to you and I admit your patience and concern arsenic we enactment to get amended each day.”

In Duval County Public Schools, the doorbell schedules for astir schools are arsenic follows:

  • Elementary schools commencement astatine 8:30 a.m. and extremity astatine 3 p.m.

  • Middle schools commencement astatine 9:30 a.m. and extremity astatine 4:15 p.m.

  • High schools commencement astatine 7:15 a.m. and extremity astatine 2 p.m.

News4Jax requested the existent fig of schoolhouse autobus operator vacancies successful the territory arsenic good arsenic the full fig of drivers that called retired sick connected Tuesday, the archetypal time of classes. The territory said it’s successful the process of gathering that information.

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