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SCCPSS bus drivers gearing up for new school year

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We're just two days away from the start of school for Savannah-Chatham County Public School students. 

Tuesday, school buses were out in full force for a run through of their daily routes. WTOC rode along one on of the routes. 

One by one, Savannah-Chatham County buses rolled out of the parking lot, starting their daily routine as if school was already in session. 

"I try to stay focused, my first priority, and I tell all my parents, is safety," said bus driver, Hazel Fraizer, SCCPSS. 

Hazel Fraizer has been driving school buses for 12 years. She says it's something she doesn't take lightly. 

"Some people think that driving a school bus is something easy, but it is really...I won't say difficult, but it's a serious job," she said. 

In previous years, some school buses were late or didn't show up at all. We asked Hazel to address parents' concerns, and here's what she said. 

"You can't really give what is going to happen on a day to day basis. Even with my bus, being a fairly new bus, there are still mechanical issues that come up and you have no control over," Fraizer said. 

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Ann Levett, says your worrying didn't go unnoticed.

"We've set up a system so that bus drivers can communicate with us faster and more directly if they have challenges," Dr. Levett said. 

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System provides transportation services for more than 22,000 students. This year, they want to be better than ever before. 

If you want to see what bus your child rides, as well as pick-up and drop-off times, click here

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