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SCCPSS says buses are ready to ride for the upcoming school year

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

 The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is getting ready for the new school year which includes a revamping of the bus system.

Three weeks from Wednesday, the school system’s self-run bus system will be on the road. This is a big change from the previous years.

SCCPSS says the buses will be ready and student’s safety is their number one priority.

SCCPSS also says the buses have been checked from bumper to bumper. They’ve run efficiency routes all summer to check the safety as well as time the buses out.

Some of the routes have changed but transportation employees will be available at all open houses to answer any questions.

There are almost 400 buses ready to go.

"Our fleet maintenance has been going through the buses and looking at the buses making sure that they're up and ready. We got the best report from the state than we've had in three years on our fleet readiness so we’re real proud of where our buses are for the start of the school year,” said Senior Transportation Director, Cathy Benson.

SCCPSS is actively searching to fill about 70 bus driver positions at this time, including bus monitors.

 

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