Today is the first day of school for JCPS students throughout the metro area.
Nearly 100,000 students will be headed back to school throughout Jefferson County today as the 2014-2015 school year begins for JCPS. Almost 70,000 of those students will be transported by the 975 buses that will be on the road starting today. School officials stress that parents should be patient as the new school year, complete with some route changes, gets rolling and expect their children to arrive up to 30 minutes later than they might usually get home. Parents or students with questions can call the transportation hotline at 485-RIDE.
Drivers throughout the metro area should exercise caution, watching for children walking to school, and boarding or exiting school buses. With the large number of buses on the streets, drivers may want to plan their routes ahead of time. Live traffic conditions and drive times are available on the Louisville Dispatch traffic page.