As parents scramble to get their kids ready for the first day of school on Monday, many say the Clark County School District is hanging them out to dry when it comes to bus schedules.
"I'm feeling confused on how to get my kids to school on Monday," said Kristin Cannata. "I have three children that go to two different magnet schools and I have no information from Clark County transportation."
Cannata is cramming the Friday before school starts to figure out her children's bus routes. This year, the working mom hasn't received anything in the mail so she has no clue when or where to drop them off.
"I tried to call the school district and I'm just getting a busy signal," Cannata said. "A friend of mine called a few days ago and they told her the server was down."
She did more homework by logging onto the school district's transportation website. After putting her son's student ID number, she got a message saying transportation has been assigned. She posted her frustration on Facebook and learned she's not alone.
We took her complaints to the Clark County School District. They released this statement saying, "There has been a delay in posting bus information for students who are attending magnet schools and CTAs. We apologize for the inconvenience. The information will be posted on ccsd.net this evening."
As for the busy signal, one of the transportation department directors said they are getting slammed with calls, about 4,000 a day. They expect it to go up to 8,000 calls.
Cannata hopes she gets the information soon. If she doesn't, she may have to drive her children to school along with several other parents.
Click here for the direct link to the school district's transportation web site. Parents can also call the department's hotline at (702) 799-8111.
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