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September 12, 2013  |   Comments (1)   |   Post a comment

District reinstates busing with fee, courtesy service for dangerous routes


LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Orlando Sentinel reports that Lake County Schools officials will reinstate bus service for students who live within 2 miles of their schools with payment of a $1 or $2 fee.

As SBF previously reported, hundreds of children were no longer able to ride the bus when the district discontinued courtesy busing for those who live within 2 miles of campus.

Meanwhile, a Lake County Schools announcement said that the school board approved a measure at its meeting on Monday to restore free bus service for about 360 students in the 2-mile zones who walk to school and must cross a six-lane roadway or a roadway with a posted speed limit of greater than 55 mph. The decision will affect nine schools. Transportation services will be available on Sept. 16.

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As parents, we appreciate the boards proactive stance, but do not feel it goes far enough to safeguard children. We stand united against Florida Statute 1006.23 which does not give clear nor adequate protections for children, and are dedicated to creating more common sense standards both at the local and the state level. Anyone interested in seeing what we have done, hope over to Facebook/lakecountyschools and if you are interested in forming a safe schools initiative of your own, in another county, we can assist. Contact us at Facebook/FloridaSchools

Lake County Safe Schools    |    Sep 13, 2013 11:55 AM

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