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School bus students need to ask

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Dougherty County parents whose kids ride the school bus, will now have to register them to ride.

The school system sent parents letters asking them to fill out the form explaining whether students will be transported home-- or to a child care facility.           

School Officials say it will help them eliminate unnecessary bus stops and make sure larger buses are picking up the most amount of students.  

"We've had situations where we have routes that were, stops that were previously there, that no students are there anymore or now the demographics have changed we have more students than we previously had so to curb crowded situations and to provide a safer environment for the children," said DCSS Transportation Director Kenneth Williams.     

School officials say they will still pick up students who don't register,  but routes could change based on the information they receive.      

Parents were asked to return the forms by April 30th, but many haven't.      


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