Safety

District Uses School Buses to Transport Homeless in the Cold

Sadiah Thompson
Posted on January 30, 2019

South Bend (Ind.) Community School Corp. is using its buses to drive homeless residents to sites around the city during the "deep freeze." Screenshot above is from a video posted on the district's Facebook page
South Bend (Ind.) Community School Corp. is using its buses to drive homeless residents to sites around the city during the "deep freeze." Screenshot above is from a video posted on the district's Facebook page
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A school district here is using its buses to transport local homeless residents during this week’s “deep freeze.”

Juan Martinez-Legus, the transportation director for South Bend Community School Corp., and LaToya King, the district’s operations supervisor, are driving homeless residents to various sites around the city on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a post on the South Bend Community School Corp.’s Facebook page.

On Monday, the district posted on its website that it would be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the inclement weather.

South Bend Community School Corp., in another post on Facebook, said they were glad to partner with the City of South Bend in their efforts to assist those in need. In a video accompanying the post, King said she considers it “an honor to be a servant in the community,” and that "putting our actions with our words is what's needed."

View the full video, posted on the South Bend Community School Corp.'s Facebook page, below.

Related Topics: Indiana, weather, winter

Sadiah Thompson Assistant Editor
Comments ( 1 )
  • ann

     | about 19 days ago

    While the actions of the school district are admirable, the headline of the article is deceiving. I drove for 20 years, and school buses are not warm, and I was imagining homeless people stretched out across the seats inside a garage - 'using buses to shelter homeless'. Just sayin' - better headlines abound.

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