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Overcrowded school buses concern parents

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some parents are complaining that overcrowded Dougherty County School buses are putting students in danger.

They say some students are forced to stand up, sometimes even on the stairs of buses, and that buses are running late.

Transportation Director Kenneth Williams says more than 1000 students registered late for classes, making it difficult to plan routes properly.

“As the students start riding it increases our pick up times and our start time. so as the kids start riding the buses get full so we accommodate that by putting more buses on routes so we ask that parents register for traffic well in advance,” says Transportation Director Kenneth Williams.

The school system is trying to reduce the number of buses on the road this school year to save money, but they are working now to adjust routes and the number of buses.

Right now, about 115 buses are transporting about 7000 kids a day.

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