LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The first day of school is about three weeks away for JCPS, and the district said it is prepared for students.

Chief Operations Officer Dr. Michael Raisor outlined plans on how the district is preparing at the board meeting Tuesday night. 

JCPS said enrollment numbers are strong so far this year and will continue to grow as the district gets closer to the first day. The district is using a mobile enrollment bus to reach more families across Jefferson County.

The district will have a command center opened to help address any issues that come up on the first day.

Raisor said buses may be a little late for a few days, because the district wants to make sure every student is accounted for.

The district has hired more bus drivers this year in the hopes of avoiding any delays.

“If our numbers hold, we’ll have extra bus drivers on the first day of school, something that I couldn’t say last year,” Raisor said. “With those extra bus drivers, we will have buses sitting and waiting if there would be a mechanical failure.”

Parents can call (502)485-RIDE starting Aug. 13 if they have any transportation questions. The bus finder page on the JCPS Back to School websites launches on Monday.  

“It’s our intention that we do everything we can to prepare that we have the most successful seamless first day of school, and first days of schools that we can,” Raisor said.  

The first day of school for JCPS students is Wednesday, Aug. 15.

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