Guilford County Schools are hosting transportation registration events this week

Guilford County Schools is hosting several in-person events this week to register students for transportation.

The district will be making changes to bus operations next school year with the goal of improving efficiency.

GCS buses travel more than 40,000 miles daily, according to district officials. Some students drive more than 90 minutes each way. Additionally, last year there were approximately 11,000 students registered for transportation who did not actually ride the bus.

Because of these issues, district officials are making changes to bus routes and transportation service zones, and requiring students at certain schools to re-register.

Students can register this week or online for transportation during events until the end of May.

Amy Diaz provides education for WFDD in partnership with Report For America. You can follow her on Twitter at @amydiaze.