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New year, same problem: Bus issues in Baltimore County

Posted: 10:36 PM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 10:34:12-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — A week into the new school year and it's the same problem.

Students overcrowded on buses in Baltimore County. Buses running late and some just not showing up at all. One parent posted on Facebook saying that she even had to call an Uber for her child to get to school.

WMAR-2 News went to the Baltimore County School Board meeting on Tuesday and took the question straight to the top, the Superintendent.

"As you heard tonight several board members acknowledged it and we have to acknowledge it, it's been a little challenging," said Darryl Williams, Superintendent of Baltimore County Schools. "So we're a part of continuous improvement, how can we get better? We want to thank our parents for their patience, for rearranging their schedules and dropping off and potentially picking up, but we want to do better and we have to do better."

Last week, the Vice Chair of the Board of Education who said she's pushing to lower the student to bus seat ratio.

She also wants to figure out ways to hire and keep bus drivers.