Software issue impacts Jenks school buses

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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 8/19/2013 5:17 pm Published: 8/19/2013 5:05 pm

Parents in Jenks can input address into a software system to know what bus to send their kid on, but this software went down over the weekend.

Administrators knew about it early Monday morning and notified parents of the problem, saying that the buses would be running late Monday afternoon.

"We've known about it since this morning and so we've been working on finding the addresses of those students. We never want to put a student on the wrong bus, so that's the reason why we are taking a little bit of extra time today while the buses are still at the sites -- so we can be sure the students are on the correct buses," said Bonnie Rogers, the public information officer for Jenks Public Schools.

Rogers said that to make sure no one got on the wrong bus, principals had teachers compile lists of students and their addresses. The principals then matched each child with a bus.

Jenks Public School officials said the outage affected about 100 kids out of 6,000 bus riders. Buses ran about 20 minutes late, and officials said no one appeared to get on the wrong bus.

Administrators say they are working with the software company to get the problem fixed.

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Mayor Maynot - 8/19/2013 5:22 PM
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