A few years ago, they shut down our elementary school, along with 2 others saying it would be cheaper and more beneficial to the students to keep them all in one building. So they added on to the intermediate school and closed three buildings and started busing all the kids to the main elementary school. This past year, knowing that they were again over budget, decided to go from busing all the kids at once to a two tier busing system. Many parents, including myself were not thrilled by the idea.
They promised us that no child would be on the bus longer than 30 minutes one way. Today I called to find out pick up times since the kids start in 2 weeks and we haven't heard. They get picked up 61 minutes before school starts and will be on the bus an estimated 46 minutes. I questioned the transportation guy about it and he said that they never said that, they always said it would be no longer than 60 minutes one way.
My gut instict is to pack up and move (as if it were that simple, lol) and either move closer to the schools (they're all within a couple of blocks of each other) or move to a new school district.
Really I'd like to just force the district and the board to stop lying to us. Perhaps, I should run for school board this next time?