NEWS RELEASE

LCPS Resumes Regular Bus Transportation Service

Las Cruces Public Schools will resume regular bus transportation for students attending the K-3 Plus Program on Tuesday, July 24, Superintendent Greg Ewing announced Monday. No further disruptions to service are anticipated for the remainder of the week.

LCPS on Monday cancelled afternoon bus transportation due to an extreme heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service.

Las Cruces Public Schools typically halts transportation services when the heat index — which accounts for humidity and other factors — exceeds 104 degrees.

Las Cruces Public Schools urges parents to learn the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and to stress to their children the importance of staying hydrated in the hot summer months.

Parents of students who typically walk home from school are encouraged to make arrangements to have them picked up in extreme heat situations.

Up-to-the-minute information about widespread suspension of transportation services or delays can be found on the district’s website, www.lcps.k12.nm.us, which is updated regularly.