KC mom frustrated with inconsistent bus service

Posted at 9:35 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 09:39:20-04

A Kansas City mother is frustrated with the bus service her daughter relies on to get to third grade. 

LeQuisha Fowler waits outside with her young daughter at 10th and Paseo every morning. 

Sometimes they wait for five minutes, sometimes for 30.

"Her original time was 7:15, then it went to 7:26, 7:57, 7:42," Fowler explained. 

She's frustrated because she said three out of the five days a week, her daughter's bus is late. She often has to take her to school so she doesn't miss class. 

"I kind of feel like [a] crazy mother because I'm calling there every day asking what's going on and it's like, 'oh we got a new bus driver, something happened to the bus.'"

41 Action News reached out to Daye Transportation multiple times this week and also stopped by the office. We never received a reply. 

A spokesperson for Gordon Parks Elementary School told 41 Action News it is aware of the problem and it is "concerning." The school is communicating with Daye Transportation frequently to make it right. It is also exploring all of its options for bus service for the next school year. 

Fowler hopes for some consistency with the bus, so not only her daughter, but she can be on time to work.

"It's just frustrating because I constantly have to have an excuse of why I'm late and even though they understand, how many times are they going to understand?"