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March 01, 2011  |   Comments (2)   |   Post a comment

Company provides small bus for students on hazardous road


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YORK, Pa. — The South Eastern School District school board recently hired Red Lion Bus Co. to provide a small bus to serve 18 elementary school students.

The students live off of a road that was deemed by the state to be too hazardous for walking, and it is too narrow for a regular-size school bus to navigate. As a result, for several years, parents either drove their children to school or made other arrangements for transportation, York Daily Record/York Sunday News reports.

The decision to hire Red Lion Bus Co. to provide the bus was made at the suggestion of substitute Superintendent Robert Wildasin. It will cost the district $10,000 for the school year. The state Department of Education will reportedly reimburse the district about 70 percent of the total cost.


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Sounds outrageous to me. $10,000 per year? When school aid is being cut left and right and taxes are thru the roof? Wouldnt it be cheaper in the long run to put in a sidewalk? I'm all for safety but somethings gotta give. Those parents that live on that street had to know it was too narrow to begin with when they moved there. I say have the parents drive the kids to the main road where the regular bus can pick them up. $10,000 (per year) saved.

Pam    |    Mar 04, 2011 07:42 AM

Sounds like a small price to pay for the safety of the students. Why didnt the regular Superintendent or the transportation director think of this before??

Nick    |    Mar 01, 2011 03:44 PM

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