Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Getting to school Monday morning may be a little hectic.
As classes begin in Horry County, the school district's transportation director acknowledges that things may not run as smoothly as usual during the first week of classes.
"It takes extra time in the beginning to make sure we've got everybody on the correct bus," Jim Wright said. "[It] gets us later from leaving the elementary school, which is a snowball effect."
The reason behind the situation: Schools in Horry County do not have individual buses.
When a bus driver drops off elementary school students, they must turn around and pick-up additional middle and high school students.
It can be an early pick-up, too. Buses start running at 6 a.m. for elementary school students so that they get to school by 7 a.m. in order to eat breakfast.
Wright says parents need to know the answers to two questions before Monday morning: Which bus will my child ride and where is the bus stop?
It's not always a simple answer, especially if a child is moving up to a middle or high school.
Wright urges parents who are not sure which bus their child will ride Monday morning, or who are uncertain about the location of the bus stop, to call the bus office that serves their neighborhood. Those numbers are listed here.
In addition, the school district has also posted bus routes on its website.