In Londonderry, fewer students means fewer buses
This year there are 31 buses carrying the district’s elementary, middle and high school students each school day.
With an additional bus having to be removed this year due to budget cuts, Curro said plans to continue that trend with some of the district’s younger students “needed to be accelerated.”
Curro said most of the children’s walking distances are “about 2/10 of a mile.”
Still, he admitted many parents have expressed concerns — Curro said he’s received “about 50 complaints” from parents unhappy about the new bus routes.
David Fletcher said he’s lived at his Darrow Way home for more than 14 years, and he’d never given the bus routes much thought until the past several weeks.
But when the district released its bus schedule earlier this month, Fletcher said he was shocked to learn that the school bus would no longer be driving down his cul-de-sac this year, meaning his six-year-old daughter Amy, an incoming first grader at Matthew Thornton Elementary School, had to walk about a tenth of a mile to meet her bus at the end of her street on her first day of school Tuesday.
Tim Yerian Sr. said he was likewise shocked when he learned his son, a second grader, has to walk to the end of his cul-de-sac.
Yerian said he’s worried because the updated bus routes mean his son will now have to walk out onto the corner of nearby Otterson Street — an area described as being busy with traffic.
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