August 1, 2016
ALBANY — An estimated 15,000 students in the Dougherty County School system begin classes today, which means school buses will be back on the roads transporting at least 55 percent of those students to and from school, according to system officials. “The plan is that we will be running 120 buses this year,” said Assistant Superintendent Jack Willis. “The buses will be adjusted to facilitate needs. We have steadily, in the last three and a half years, consolidated routes, which has saved us a great deal of money and also time. We will start with 120 buses, and those buses will run about 422 routes.