Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Back to the Yellow Buses

After considerable pressure from the parents of middle school students, BBB has agreed to bring back the yellow buses. Without them, attendance has been affected, according to some CMSD teachers.

The parents have a point. Many students have a considerable distance to travel, and conflicts with commuters who look askance at the boisterous behavior we have all come to know and love seem predictable. It isnt unreasonable to be concerned about 11-14 years traveling though rough neighborhoods, particularly when later in the year, it will be quite dark during their commute. Furthermore, parents are the ones who are paying the bill through their taxes. They have a right to the services they prefer. And they clearly are willing to see the system fund transportation.