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Here’s why one month into the school year buses are still late in Prince George 

Here’s why one month into the school year buses are still late in Prince George 
Posted at 7:36 PM, Oct 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 19:36:36-04

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- Local parents are concerned that after one month into the school year, Prince George school buses are still late getting students home after school.

Late buses are a problem parents have been complaining about since school started in September.

"I don't know how to fix it," Jerry Giminez, a Prince George father said.

Giminez told CBS 6 reporter Joe St. George that while his son school gets off at 3:30, sometimes he doesn't get home until 5:15 in the afternoon.

"By the time he gets home he has no time to do anything," Giminez added.

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CBS 6 cameras were positioned at a bus stop Wednesday; we tracked bus number 69 arriving at 4:53 p.m.

CBS 6 went to the Prince George School Board --- looking to interview officials we spoke with in September who said the problem was going to be fixed within a week.

No one was available for an on camera interview but Jerry Warren, a school board member, said the delay in getting students home was the result of not enough bus drivers.

Warren sent us a statement:

The Prince George County School District is dedicated to resolving the transportation issues in a timely manner. We understand the impacts that late buses have on parents, students, and employees. Our transportation department has been working diligently to implement solutions while also developing a longer term strategy for success. We will be looking at all facets of the transportation department including; compensation, process, technology, routing, staffing, etc. to ensure that we have a well rounded plan to meet our objective of providing safe and reliable transportation.