Moms Talk Q&A: How Will Your Kids Get to School in the Fall?
Trenton board of education members passed a budget in which transportation was eliminated. So, now what?
The budget for the 2011-11 school year was adopted Monday, and it did not include transportation for general education students.
Parents of Trenton students have been commenting on Trenton Patch's Facebook page since the story was posted late Monday night.
A major safety concern brought up was the idea that young children may be forced to cross Fort Street in order to get to school, if they cannot find a ride with a parent or friend.
Board members voted in favor of using $250,000 to demolish William C. Taylor Elementary School rather than add busing to the agenda. Busing would have cost about $400,000, and the remaining cost would have come from a fund balance that one board member said was "way too low."
Patch wants to know what you think. Feel free to answer any or all of these questions:
Are you concerned for your child's safety because they now have to walk to school?
Has cutting busing changed your view on Trenton Public Schools?
Do you think busing was a luxury that needed to be cut in order to offer the best education possible to students?
What do you think of the decision to spend $250,000 to demolish William C. Taylor Elementary School?
How will your kids get to school in the fall?