The Montgomery Public Schools Transportation Department has a new way to tell parents information about their child's bus route.
On Monday, the department will open an information hotline and email system. The school district is asking parents to not wait until the last minute to use these resources.
Parents are encouraged to send an email to email@example.com. Emails are the most efficient way to get information.
Parents may also call (334) 223-6900 to be connected to transportation staff members July 28 through August 7, Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and August 11 - 21, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The department has five lines, but there may be times when those lines are busy. Callers who don't get through can leave a message that will be returned by transportation staff.
The first day of school for the 2014-2015 school year is August 11.
Each year, Montgomery Public Schools transports about half of the system's 32,000 students.