Safety concerns should trump school district's busing rule, says parent

November 12th, 2018

Erika Walsh started a petition after learning her 3 children were off the bus list.   

A parent whose children are no longer eligible to be bused to school says the school district's rule is both a safety risk and a hit to her income.

Erika Walsh lives in Kelligrews, and last year her three children were on the list for busing to their school, Admiral's Academy in Conception Bay South. This year, however, she learned on the first day of school — via a phone call from her sixth grader — that things had changed.

"I didn't get a letter in the mail. I didn't get an email," said Walsh, who runs an after-school babysitting business in her home. 

"I got no forewarning that my three kids now are not going to have transportation to and from school, and also the kids that I take care of aren't going to be able to get on the bus."

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Posted on November 12th, 2018