Changes coming after first day of school traffic jams

Parents were met with long lines outside A.B. McBay Elementary School as the school tried out a new pick up system. (Photos courtesy: Misty Murphy)
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MEXIA, Texas (KWTX) Changes are coming to a Central Texas school district after it tried out a new student pick up system that did not work as officials hoped.

According to Superintendent Dr. Lyle DuBus a new principal at A.B. McBay Elementary School came up with a new system with the hopes of avoiding having parents parking in a private lot across the street.

All Mexia campuses are clustered together in a residential area on the city’s north side.

The initial plan was for children to line up outside, while parents wait in their cars until their children were brought to them, and one parent said she waited over an hour for her child to be brought out.

DuBus said they practiced the new plan before school began, but it became clear on Tuesday that it did not work as they anticipated.

“Mexia ISD apologies for first day of school inconveniences. We are refining our produced so we ensure student safety,” he said.

Starting Wednesday afternoon at pick up DuBus said parents will need a sign with their child’s name on it and they can walk up to get their children.