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19 Fayette County Public Schools bus routes delayed for Thursday afternoon

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Posted at 4:07 AM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 13:34:19-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — 19 bus routes with Fayette County Public Schools are delayed Thursday as the district deals with an ongoing bus driver shortage.

Officials say the following FCPS bus routes are delayed:

  • PM Bus 874 Deep Springs Bryan Station High Bryan Station Middle
  • PM Bus 117 Yates Bryan Station High Winburn
  • PM Bus 1805 Tates Creek Elementary Tates Creek HIgh SCAPA
  • PM Bus 2126 Wellington Dunbar Leestown
  • PM Bus 411 Brenda Cowan Edythe J Hayes
  • PM Bus 883 Southern Elementary Southern Middle
  • PM Bus 14 Lafayette SCAPA
  • PM Bus 455 Carter G Woodson Prep
  • PM Bus 226 LTMS
  • PM Bus 22 Picadome Dunbar Leestown
  • PM Bus 871 Garrett Morgan
  • PM Bus 960 RISE
  • PM Bus 770 Glendover Lafayette SCAPA
  • PM Bus 610 Russell Cave Bryan Station High
  • PM Bus 1955 Lansdowne Tates Creek High Morton
  • PM Bus 608 Bryan Station High MLK
  • PM Bus 16 Russell Cave Northern Winburn
  • PM Bus 2121 Bryan Station High Leestown
  • PM Bus 959 Clays Mill Lafayette Jessie Clark

Multiple bus routes were canceled Thursday morning as well, including:

  • AM Bus 872 Breckinridge Henry Clay Crawford
  • AM Bus 608 Brenda Cowan Bryan Station High
  • AM Bus 226 STABLES MLK
  • AM Bus 610 Russell Cave Bryan Station High Bryan Station Middle
  • AM Bus 1805 SCAPA
  • AM Bus 883 Southern Elementary Tates Creek High Southern Middle
  • AM Bus 2126 STABLES Dunbar Leestown
  • AM Bus 227 Bryan Station High
  • AM Bus 871 Garrett Morgan Northern Crawford
  • AM Bus 1965 Garrett Morgan Douglass/Carter G Woodson Winburn
  • AM Bus 960 RISE
  • AM Bus 770 Harrison Bryan Station Middle

This is the fourth day in a row that bus routes have been delayed or canceled with the district.

"As Fayette County Public Schools continues to work diligently to recruit and retain additional bus drivers, the existing staffing shortage might force us to delay or cancel bus routes when we cannot cover all the routes," Fayette County Public Schools write on their website. "All families should develop an alternative transportation plan in the unfortunate event that their child's bus is affected. This is certainly not an ideal situation, and we deeply apologize for the inconvenience."

If a morning bus route is canceled, it is canceled for that morning only. If an afternoon bus route is delayed, the district says transportation will be available at 4:45 p.m. after other routes are completed and additional drivers are available. Families can choose to find a different way home for their children in the interim.