Safety

Parents ask for bus service to resume after fatal accident

Posted on December 12, 2013

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that parents with children who attend two schools located near the site of a recent accident have started two online petitions asking the Etiwanda School District to resume bus service.  

Last Wednesday, a pickup truck struck a girl, Ashlyn Gardner, 9, and her younger brother, Landon Gardner, 7, killing the girl.

The incident demonstrates what some parents say is an unsafe traffic situation, since hundreds of children leave the schools in the afternoon, many on foot.

Parent Tressy Capp’s petition states, “Taking away the buses has resulted in chaotic traffic conditions daily at Colony and Summit Schools. Our kids’ safety must come first!” One petition is on MoveOn.org and the other is at Change.org.

Shawn Judson, superintendent, Etiwanda School District, told the paper that bus service for regular-education students was discontinued in the 2010-11 school year due to budget issues caused by the state fiscal crisis.

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Related Topics: budget cuts, California

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