Herricks School Busing for ALL Students

Herricks School Busing for ALL Students

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Dominick Insana started this petition to Superintendent of Schools Fino Celano and

Forcing students to walk to school or find another means to school due to no busing is very dangerous and an antiquated way of thinking in today's society. We live in a world today that is much more populated, many more cars on the road with heavy traffic areas, more crime in neighborhoods, and an extremely distracted society due to constant technology in your hands and in cars. A recipe that does not favor a human, especially a child, walking the streets.

The route these students are required to walk to school have NO crosswalks, crossing guards, and in many cases no sidewalks. Putting developing children into these circumstances to make rapid decisions and deal with these dangerous situations is negligent, and something that is bothersome to even have to petition for. As responsible adults, we should be making responsible decisions that protect our children that provide them the necessary resources to succeed and to be protected, especially decisions coming from an educational system for children.

Students that reside outside the busing zone (1.4 miles or less from school) are at greater risk of getting injured, or worse, that are not allowed busing. If there are students that receive busing to and from school, every student should receive busing to and from school. No child or family should be penalized for where they live if they are zoned to be enrolled in that school. Nowadays, there are many more households with two working parents, leaving fewer options for students to be driven by their parents.

Decision makers of this policy need to come into the 21st century and realize today is a different time than it was 5, 10, 20 years ago. Everything evolves and gets updated -- so should this hazardous busing zone that is put into place by adults, but ultimately left to the children to deal with.

This change is necessary. Please think of the children. Their lives, safety & health comes first. 

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*If this does not impact you, please consider supporting the children of the communities around you.

The National Highway Safety Administration has determined that riding a school bus is seven times safer than riding in a car or truck. You are 70 times more likely to reach school safely on a school bus than any other means of transportation, including walking. In fact, out of all youth fatalities during school travel hours, less than 1% involve a school bus. 

 

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