Few things are more nerve racking than the first day of school. Children worry about their new classmates. They wonder if the teacher is mean or tough. They worry if they can do the work that is asked of them when advancing a grade. Of course, parents worry too. They move into Wake County for the excellent educational reputation (which has lost some of its luster in recent years). Still, they are anxious about turning their children over to another new school year.
The concerns of students and their parents assume that the child can get to school. On the first day of school, Wake County Public Schools System’s (WCPSS) transportation plan was, to put it plainly, a mess. Even though the legislature cut funding for transportation, Wake parents and students should not have suffered through this.
If the state sees what happened on the first day of school, there is not anyway that Wake County could possibly receive funding for efficiency. Parents and students were at bus stops waiting for buses that were late or that never came at all. School transportation is not mass transit, yet parents were asking where buses were going as if they were at Moore Square Bus Station. Read More