For most parents putting their children on the bus every morning is simple and somewhat stress free. But for some parents it's a daily struggle.
For working parents who rely on school buses, the situation is unacceptable.
"Just get our kids to school on time. We are paying tax dollars," said Chris Allen.
Allen says, school buses taking his 15 year-old-son to school arrives chronically late or sometimes it doesn't arrive at all.
"The school bus did not even come to pick my son up yesterday, was late again today, the classes start at first period ends at 8:30 a.m. so he's missing half of his first period," said Allen.
"Right now we are running 340 busses we have a 97% or 98% on time arrival right now," said Transportation Supervisor for Caddo Schools, Otis Jones.
Jones says the problem with the number of late buses is the low number of bus drivers in the district. The transportation department says they are looking for a few good sub drivers. The pay range is about $60.00 a day.
If you'd like to apply more information can be found at the Caddo Parish School Board Personnel Department located at 1961 Midway Street. Shreveport, La between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
If your child's school bus doesn't show up at the bus stop there are steps you can follow.
You can notify the principal of your school. The principal will then notify the transportation department. You can also contact the transportation department.
That number is 318-603-6300.