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Old 06-18-2018, 07:28 AM
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I may have to ask this question on a more localized forum or page, but I thought I'd give it a shot here.

It confounds me that in 2018, with almost 50,000 in the city and a total enrollment of over 5,000 students from k-12, how do they get away with not having a bus system for the schools? I hear that some students will take the city bus to and from school, while most other kids either walk, which can be upwards of a mile, or have their parents drive them. I had heard, and I have not researched this, that Mishawaka and Speedway are the only school systems in the state without a bus system.

Any thoughts on why they have no buses? Neighboring South Bend schools have them, and have had them. Same goes for Penn Harris Schools on the east.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:35 PM
Location: Fort Wayne
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Have you ever noticed the district is called "School City of Mishawaka?"

I believe the answer is because all of the schools fall within sidewalk zones to all of the residential areas. Penn serves the whole eastern, northern, and southern areas of the city where there are no sidewalks. One of the reasons Penn is so large.

When you actually think about it, School City of Mishawaka isn't that large considering how large the city of Mishawaka actually is. I believe it was designed this way. It is odd though, I'll agree.
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