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School starts in two weeks on August 6th.

Posted: Jul 23, 2018 5:48 PM
Updated: Jul 23, 2018 6:01 PM

School in Huntsville starts in exactly two weeks.

We wanted to know if the district and the new bus company is ready.

Blair McCombs is a parent of two Huntsville City School bus riders, and she's worried Apple Bus Company isn't ready.

"I am a little concerned about the routes. Last year at the beginning of the year my children were on the bus for about 2 hours at the beginning of the year and it moved by the end of the year it was about an hour and 15 minutes," McCombs said.

WAAY 31 reached out to the school district and Apple Bus Company on Monday.

Monday afternoon, School Board President Elisa Ferrell answered some of our questions.

Ferrell told us 100 of 160 busses are in Huntsville. The remaining 60 are expected to be in Huntsville and ready for the start of the school year.

Ferrell also told us driver's started practicing bus routes last week. However, it's unclear if enough bus drivers have been hired.

McCombs told us she's waiting for an update from the company and the district.

"We just awarded it to a new company and the premise is they are going to do a better job so they have to live up to it," she said.

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