A week into the new school year, Boston public and charter school parents say buses are still showing up late or not at all — delays that one city councilor called “irresponsible.”

“Parents are not assigned school buses,” said Shellina Semexant of Dorchester and a KIPP Academy parent. “Many parents are still struggling trying to figure out how to get their kids to school. When parents call transportation they are being placed on hold. Our parents are very dissatisfied. They don’t know what to do. Our kids are not getting the transportation they need.”

At KIPP Academy in Mattapan, which started school in August, Semexant said yesterday buses continue to arrive almost a half-hour later.

“We’ve been in school for four weeks,” Semexant told the Herald. “We are still having issues with buses showing up? What about the 49 percent? That is a large percentage of buses that did not show up in time.”

City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George, chairwoman of the education committee, said the council will need to take action and demand answers from Boston Public Schools if the problem isn’t fixed soon.

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