Reasonable and Safe Bus Stops

Reasonable and Safe Bus Stops

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Shannon Dowers started this petition to Board of Education, Transportation Department and Superintendent Lee's Summit R-7 School District

According to the CFMP, which has been very misleading, survey results based on the following criteria bus stops for Secondary Students should include:

At least 4 feet wide walkway
Adjacent to the road
Free from Drainage Ditches, Sluiceways, Swales or Channels, where students may walk without being required to walk on the road surface
Roadways with five lanes or more, not including turn lane
*additional note: no requirement for the walkway to be a sidewalk and/or paved surface

Average distance for a secondary student to their bus stop will be .15 or fifteen hundredths of a mile or 792 feet.

Currently, many bus stops do not have a 4 foot easement and students will be required to walk on roadways or in the yards of residents.  Lighting is also an issue in the early morning hours along many roads and the distance is far higher than the 'average' distance the school district set. New bus stops will be picking up 16 to 17 students where little to no supervision will be available, and some on heavily traveled roads or crossing busy streets.  Bus stops and buses in general have a high rate of bullying and/or assaults.  Are the bus drivers trained for this type of behavior or reporting of behavior. The entire reorganization process of transportation is not safe for our students. Our children deserve to be safe walking to and from the bus. The promise the District gave was "the gift of time to our secondary students" these new bus stops fail to hold this promise. 

A remedy for this problem is for the Lee's Summit R-7 School District to hold true to their promises and the CFMP surveys given to the community. 

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