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JPS Makes Decision On Bus Replacement

March 20, 2013

The Jamestown Public Schools’ Board of Education has decided that it is time to address the decreasing number of functional buses in its fleet....

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Mar-21-13 12:07 PM

No matter which way it goes the taxpayer ends up supporting more entitlement programs.

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Mar-21-13 5:18 AM

Yes there really is a need for school busses in the city. Jamestown is a walking district, always has been and always will be. There is almost 5,000 students in the district, only about 600 ride the bus. The only children that ride the bus within the city limits are PRE-K and special needs students. The State not only requires the district to transport these students, but reimburses them to do so. If the district buys new busses the state will pay about 90% of the bill. If the public votes no, the state is going to still require that these students be bussed, and the repair cost of the old busses will come out of the schoool budget.

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Mar-20-13 7:25 AM

I agree Gbig, its up to the parents to get their children to school, not the school system. Parents need to be held accountable and do the right thing.

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Mar-20-13 6:34 AM

Is there really a need for school buses in the city? We need to stop the hand holding, no wonder entitlement programs are outrageous. We are bringing up our children expecting that someone else will be there to take care of them, and they inturn will expect more for there children. My parents, my generation, and my children were all able to walk to school, and not be dependant on others to get there. How many times have you been behind a school bus on a side street, waiting for a child to get on board, yet sit there until the driver decides that the child is not going to school that day? Is there a time limit that the bus needs to wait? Why are not the parents able to get their children ready? Do not get me started!

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