Today's newspaper doesn't have a lot of great news for Wake's school transportation department.
As noted in an article by Kinea, a first-grade student from Stough Elementary was dropped off at the wrong stop last week. It's at least the third time it's happened this school year.
In a separate article in the North Raleigh News, a mother of a Hilburn Drive Elementary first-grader said her son's first two weeks on the bus were nightmarish. She said his bus broke down twice, didn't come once and injured him when his foot was caught in the door.
Alvin McNeill, Wake's school transportation operations manager, said service should be better countywide during this third week of classes.
Wake has been trying to reassure parents that their children are safe riding the bus following a pair of scary situations back in July.
In one case, a 5-year-old boy was dropped off at the wrong stop four miles from home.
In the other incident, the bus driver kicked a 6-year-old student out who had gotten on the wrong bus. He was brought back to the bus stop and left there alone because his mom had left after seeing him board.
Wake implemented several measures, outlined in this memo, to try to correct the problems.