Raleigh mom fed up with delayed school bus

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Two months into the school year, Kathy Bloom says problems with late and 'no show' buses are getting worse in her East Raleigh neighborhood.

"I bring a little camping chair with me to sit [at the bus stop] because it could be 15 minutes. It could be an hour and a half," she said.

In the past two weeks, the Wake County mother was left scrambling to make other arrangements when her son's bus didn't arrive at the bus stop on two different occasions.

"The late bus I understand. Things happen, but no showing at all and no communication, that's my main problem," said Bloom. "You're leaving kids who can technically be out there by themselves. This is a downtown, busy street. It scares me for their safety."

Wake County Schools admits to the problems.

A district spokesperson told ABC11, "On one of the days, there was a substitute driver not familiar with the route. WCPSS Transportation has been alerted to these errors and will monitor the route to ensure the family receives better service."

WCPSS is currently seeking 20 bus drivers to fill vacant positions.

Bloom just wants a system she can count on.

"I feel like I get the same two answers, and it feels like a passing the buck situation."

To apply to become a bus driver with WCPSS, click here

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