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  • Petitioned Jefferson County, Colorado Schools and Buses.

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Jefferson County, Colorado Schools and Buses.

Jefferson County, Colorado Schools and Buses.: Stop charging the $150.00 fee per child to ride the school bus.

    1. Mary Gonzalez
    2. Petition by

      Mary Gonzalez

      Westminster, CO

Charging the $150.00 fee per child makes it near impossible for most parents to pay therefore putting the lives of children at risk to predators. Most children who rode the bus 2 years ago are now walking to and from school. In the case of Jessica Ridgeway, she chose to not ride the bus because all of her friends would now be walking since Jefferson County imposed a fee for riding. We need to keep the children safe at any cost and the school district should see that. If we can't get the fee waived, the least we can do is give the parents the option to pay it monthly during the school year. As it stands now, the fee is due at school registration. That is a huge burden on a family with just two children on top of school supplies, lunch money and perhaps a new backpack. Please Let's Get Our Kids Back on the School Bus.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Stephanie Clayton LAKEWOOD, CO
      • about 1 year ago

      With the school fees for two children and the ever increasing supply lists for two children, the $300 bus fees are too much. My 12 year old is faced with a long walk to school through questionable areas in order to attend Creighton Middle School. This is outrageous.

    • karen branham GOLDEN, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      Every child should have a chance to ride the bus in safety. This is a huge hardship for families.

    • Nina Keefer LONGMONT, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      Above all, our children need to be safe. $150 is a lot of money to many families, the school districts need to find a way to keep the buses available to all children, for free.

    • Kelly Siefkes FORT COLLINS, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have 4 grandchildren that ride the bus. It is this a big expense for them and I feel that if they are going to charge them it should be per family... and not an individual. I would rather see them safe on the bus than on the streets where they can be kidnapped by some crazy idiot out there.

    • Hope Ripsam WESTMINSTER, CO
      • almost 2 years ago



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