NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s the last weekend of summer for thousands of North Texas kids.
Some of the biggest school districts in the metroplex are going back to school on Monday — including Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving and Richardson.READ MORE: Police Need Help Identifying Suspect After Injured Puppy Abandoned At Hulsey Park
This morning some students in Fort Worth will be boarding school buses, as drivers leave the depot to practice their routes.
Those drivers are not only charting their exact course, but are also giving kids and parents an opportunity to get a feel for the new bus route. The hope is the familiarity will help kids with the first day of school jitters and put parents at ease.READ MORE: Many North Texas Teachers To Receive Pay Raises, Bonuses At Start Of New School Year
While it won’t be the case when the school year begins, today parents are invited to get on the bus and take a ride with their children. The adults will have a chance to get to know the bus driver, because those drivers will be picking up anyone — big or small — waiting at the bus stops today.
The school bus “dry runs” are happening across the city, so while school hasn’t officially started drivers need to be mindful of kids waiting at the bus stops.MORE NEWS: Armed 'Federales' Approach Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Fishing With Family Along Rio Grande River
All the school bus routes are posted in the transportation section on the FWISD website and are also available at local school offices.