Nerly one month after a bus referendum that will make more children walk to school passed in a public vote, members of the community continue to lambast thea school over what they see as an unsafe change.
At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, more than 30 people signed up to speak to the board, demanding a new vote or a revote.
That means many kids who previously rode a bus will have to hit the pavement instead, sparking concerns over their safety walking along the local roads. At the same time, may residents saif they felt the wording of the referendum made it unclear that bus services would be reduced.
At the elementary level, the distance was upped to a half mile, secondary schools will now have a one-and-a-half mile limit, and private and parochial schools will now have a 15-mile limit.
This is not the first instance the public has criticized the referendum, as .
See our videos of the public protest.