Lake County parents protest scaled back bus routes
TAVARES, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Many Lake County parents have not been happy about the scaling back of bus routes in some areas. The good news is that relief is coming. The bad news is that it won't come for at least 30 days.
During an emergency meeting on Tuesday, a chamber of angry
parents told county leaders about frustrations over their kids having to cross
dangerous, six-lane roads or roads with 55 mile per hour speed limits with no crosswalks.
Bus routes within 1.9 miles of a school were scaled back to save money. Now, the school system will advance a fee-based plan where parents can pay roughly $1 to $2 a day to have their child picked up by a bus at a designated bus stop, if the child does not qualify as living in what is deemed an un-safe zone.