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'Ready and rarin' to go': Fayette County Schools prep for first day of classes

Karyn Czar

While numerous problems caused districtwide delays on the first day of school last week in Louisville, those issues came after a major overhaul of the district’s transportation system. Lexington schools are not in that position.

"We are all looking forward to an exciting and fabulous first day of school and school year," says Fayette County schools spokesperson Dia Davidson-Smith. She says the district has been prepping for Wednesday and all systems are go. "

That ranges from professional development and leadership training to, yes, dry runs for school buses.

"We are all ready and rarin' to go for Wednesday morning," Davidson-Smith tells WUKY.

Bus driver shortages have hit districts across the country, and while Fayette County is a bit short as well, currently it’s only by ten — and the district expects to get more drivers trained and on the road as school gets underway.

Down the road in Louisville, there will more delays to come, with the district announcing Monday that elementary and middle schools won’t be back up and running until Friday. High schools will have to wait until the following Monday.

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