POTOSI SCHOOLS CONSIDER BUS ROUTE/STOP CHANGES

A declining enrollment has the Potosi School District looking at changes in bus routes and bus stops for students in the district. District Administrator Ron Saari says the Potosi School Board asked him to the study the issue after seeing fewer than 12 students on some district buses last year. The initial proposal is to reduce the number of bus routes from six to five.

Saari says parents have expressed a variety of concerns about some of the proposals, including students waiting for the bus in sub-zero weather, the dangers of dealing with slippery roads walking to the bus stop along with issues with severe thunderstorms. While there is a cost savings with this proposal, Saari says the district wants to emphasize that the utmost goal is student safety. Another public forum to listen to community input on the proposed transportation plan will be held next Monday at 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria. By the way, the Potosi School Board is going on a bus ride today to look at some of the proposed, new bus stop locations.

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Parents of students in the Potosi School District have expressed safety concerns about a Bus Transportation Proposal being considered by the Potosi School Board. The board asked District Administrator Ron Saari to come up with a plan because of fewer students being on the bus last year.

The proposal would reduce the number of bus routes from six to five. It also proposes several new bus stop locations for picking up students. Saari says the estimated cost savings is $29,000 with the bus contract, and another $7,000 on diesel fuel costs. By the way, another Public Forum to listen to community input on the bus route and bus stop changes, will be held next Monday evening at 6:00 pm at the school cafeteria.

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