CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – New numbers show students across Charleston County have lost hours of instructional time because of late school buses.
The Charleston County School District is now looking into what is happening.
They say those late buses cost over a thousand hours in instructional time just in the month of December alone.
When looking at the numbers, they found patterns for the top three schools affected:
Cario Middle School lost 539 hours due to not having a driver.
That was also the case at Wando High School which lost a total of 109 hours.
R.B. Stall High School lost 83 hours of instructional time. The district says the reason there was traffic-related issues.
More than 50% of the time, the issue for late buses revolved around not having a driver.
The next biggest issue was traffic, followed by buses breaking down and substitute drivers.
Other issues include student behavior issue and natural causes like flooding.