We have written extensively here, here, here, here, here and
here about the clearly objectionable school busing plan in Jefferson County Public Schools. Under the new plans, five-year old children are being bused more than 20 miles, one way, to school and have to make multiple bus changes.
Now, the consequences of long school bus rides are coming home to roost as one furious Louisville parent is alleging that busing in the school district is negligent. Her kids arrived home after a 90-minute, 90-degree day ordeal that should never happen to a Kindergartener.
According to the Courier-Journal, this rightly outraged parent has filed formal charges with the Louisville Metro Police and with the Child Protective Services.
The students involved in this specific incident only live 15 minutes away from their school. The district is claiming the long ride was just a start up problem with bus scheduling that can be fixed.
However, it is clear that kids facing a planned 20 plus mile bus drive, one way, through metropolitan Louisville will face similar conditions every day. There isn’t a practical way to make their travel time shorter.
So, stand by for more charges of child abuse.
After all, what else can you call a crazy plan that requires five-year old kids to bus more than 20 miles to an inner-city school while negotiating as many as three bus changes each way?