Scheduled Bus Route AM Cancellations & PM Delays

  • Although FCPS has hired new full-time bus drivers and additional substitute drivers since the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, the district continues to face staffing shortages each day. This ongoing challenge has left FCPS without enough drivers to cover the scheduled routes and forced the unprecedented step of canceling or delaying service for some students. 

    As of Oct. 4, FCPS follows a pre-announced schedule of bus cancellations and delays, which gives families more time to make alternate plans. This rotation also ensures that the same routes are not affected repeatedly. The district sends reminder emails, calls, and text messages to the affected families.  

    The week that your bus route does not run, families should try to find another way for their child to get to school. If they are unable to make other arrangements for transportation, the child’s absence will be excused. Note: If a morning bus route is canceled, it is canceled for that week only.

    If an afternoon bus route is delayed, transportation will be available at 4:45 p.m. after other routes are completed and additional drivers are available. Families can choose to find a different way home for their children if they prefer.


    Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is fcps.net/busrelief

  • Help Wanted: We need drivers & monitors
  • Please be patient as we work through these staffing challenges, and refer good candidates to call (859) 381-4190 or visit FCPS job listings to submit an application.

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