School board's bussing decision makes no sense 0
I am writing this letter in regards to the busing situation in the Iron Wolf subdivision.
I have a seven-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter that attend the public school systems in Lacombe. I am a single mom and work full time and am unable to drive them to and from school daily and therefore depend on the public school transport system.
We have been told by the Wolf Creek Public School board that they are not able to address the safety needs of the children so we are expected to send our children (ages five to 12) on a 45 minute walk to school every day, where they will cross two major highways (Hwy 12 & 2A) and a set of dangerously busy train tracks. This does not even take into account the weather!
It is absurd that the school division allows this. But, if we pay an annual fee of $486 our children can safely ride the bus.
On the other hand, my daughter, who attends the junior high is allowed to ride the bus for free because her school is one soccer field further than J.S McCormick School. My children are both picked up and dropped off at the exact same spot.
I am trying to understand their reasoning behind this, but no matter how I look at it, it makes no sense.
The residents of Iron Wolf have called a meeting on Aug. 28 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre at 7 p.m. to discuss this matter. I hope to see as many people there as possible and representation from the school board there to explain their reasoning as I have failed to see it.