You can expect to see school buses back on the roads beginning Monday August 28 as Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools sends thousands of students back to school.

Drivers are reminded to drive the speed limit, be alert in school zones and follow school bus laws.

The year will begin with new CHCCS Superintendent Dr. Pam Baldwin visiting every school on Monday and Tuesday to greet students and staff.

New this school year are two apps available to parents and students.

The Transportation Department introduced HERE COMES THE BUS, an app that shows real-time locations of each bus on a map and provides scheduled and actual arrival times at home and at school.

In partnership with Blackboard Connect the district also launched the new CHCCS app that can assist parents in receiving information quicker.

Additionally, new this year is an internet show starting in September titled, “Five With the Soup.” This will be a monthly five-minute or less session with Baldwin in which she will address important topics related to teaching and learning.

A number of new teachers and staff are beginning their tenure with CHCCS this year and six schools will open with new principals, five of which were already a part of the CHCCS team.