Talks are still ongoing to decide if a free bus to a new Aberdeen academy will avoid picking up pupils on a busy road.
Pupils from Torry, Kincorth and Cove will move to the new Lochside Academy in Nigg on time for the 2018-19 school term.
Council staff and transport bosses have been in talks over the routing of services 3 and 18, asking that 3 goes through Torry so pupils do not have to get on and off buses on Wellington Road.
Concerns had been raised over the issue with parents calling for their children to be picked up in other areas of Torry, avoiding the busiest areas.
A report to members of the council’s operational delivery committee said transport chiefs are still “working on options” to route the service through Torry, with a decision to be made prior to the summer holidays.
The report also states that if buses are not able to avoid Wellington Road, pupils using the service will be directed to bus stops at Victoria Bridge and Menzies Road – a maximum of 650m walking distance for the furthest away pupils.
However, it has already been confirmed that when the pupils are getting on and off at the school, both the 3 and the 18 will route into either Lochside Academy or Wellington Circle on specific services operating at school times, to avoid pupils getting off or on at Wellington Road.
The report reveals work is ongoing between the council, First and Transport Scotland for bus pass provision for all Leggart, Torry and Kincorth pupils, to be added to their Accord Cards.
This is expected to be completed prior to the holidays or if work is not finished by then, events will be held over the summer holidays.
This will work as a Smart Travelcard and will allow pupils to travel for free between 7am and 6pm to and from these areas to school only.
It was revealed last year pupils in Cove will have to pay a fare to use a service between Cove and the new school.
The council had previously said safe walking routes have been identified from the community, so pupils could “reasonably be expected to walk to school”.
The report states a supported bus service will be set up between Charleston, Cove and the academy, which will be run by First Bus during term time only, with pupils paying to use the service.
Members of the committee will consider the report when they meet today.