Durham apartment complex bans school buses on property

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Oak Creek Village Apartments in Durham (WTVD)

Durham authorities are trying to work with an apartment complex that's refusing to let school buses on its property.

It's a problem school authorities want to solve before August 29th - when traditional classes resume.

One mom, who didn't want to be identified, told ABC11 that the property owner gave Oak Creek Village residents written notice that school buses are no longer allowed.

Durham Public School officials tell ABC11 that the property owner is concerned about potential damage to the road surface.

About 500 school-aged children who need bus transportation live at the complex, which is off busy Garrett Road.

Some parents said they do not consider waiting in front of the apartments a safe option.

School officials say they are currently working with the complex owner on a way to transport the students safely.

"DPS is actively communicating with the property managers at Oak Creek Village Apartments, and we are seeking a win-win solution that will enable us to continue to safely bring our students to and from school," the school system said in a statement.

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