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Old 09-24-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Just moved here from out of state to learn we have to transport both children to two different schools in Lakeland. Walking is not an option since we are just inside the limits for both schools and the intersections are two dangerous.

This is the craziest way I have ever heard of a state and school district trying to save money. What about the extra 100 plus cars sitting in car pool burning fuel for as much as a half hour each trip??? Shouldn't all homeowners dropping there children off each day get a tax credit at $3.50 (school district's reported cost) or maybe we should be able to charge the actual costs which is considerably more...


How many people out there would be interested in a Private Bus Service for students in the Lakeland area?

How much would you be willing to pay for this service?

50 cents per day, $1.00 per day, $1.50 per day, $2.00 per day, $2.50 per day or $3.00 per day.... Incidentally, the school district can't do it for under $3.00 per day...

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Old 05-20-2010, 09:36 PM
 
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I have the same problem here in Melbourne, Brevard County. I am disgusted! It makes no sense at all! They really need to weigh in the safety factor and the environmental factor. Personally I have been sendin emails to my local and state representatives.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Watkinsville, GA
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Crazy.
Where I live (GA) kids are not allowed to walk to school even if they live right across the street.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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I know this is an old post but just thought I'd chime in. If you are two miles or more from your zoned school, you are entitled to bus service. If there is not a stop near your home, call the transportation department at the school board. Sometimes it is better to take them to the 2 mile bus stop than all the way to school. If you are within the 2 mile radius and deem the roads dangerous, just contact the transportation department and they will do a study. If they agree with you, then they will provide bus service.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:41 PM
 
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I have the same problem here in Melbourne, Brevard County. I am disgusted! It makes no sense at all! They really need to weigh in the safety factor and the environmental factor. Personally I have been sendin emails to my local and state representatives.
The people in charge don't have kids in schools, they don't care.
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