Please REINSTATE COURTESY BUSING For SAFETY REASONS for students to Farnell Middle School

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Please help REINSTATE "COURTESY BUSING" to FARNELL MIDDLE SCHOOL. Recently, the Hillsborough County School Board changed the busing transportation for homes within 2 miles of any middle school.  Specifically, Farnell Middle School in Tampa, FL has communities within this 2 mile radius that also have homes within the community beyond the 2 mile radius.  These communities specifically include Waterchase (765 homes/townhomes), Westwood Lakes (655 homes), Eagles (1175 homes), Highland Park and Hampton Lakes.  Several thousand homes and commuters will be impacted by this change in transportation.  Numerous traffic jams and accidents occur daily in this 2 mile radius.  Thousands of residents in this area are extremely concerned about the hazardous conditions for students walking or riding their bikes to Farnell middle school. Farnell's student population of 1378 students has grown by 9% over five years. The vast majority of these students are currently bused to school. The few that drive their kids in car lines often end up in gridlocked intersections. For those very few students riding their bikes or walking, there are unsafe roads, unsafe sidewalks and high traffic intersections without traffic guards. Specifically, Nine Eagles Rd. has a flush sidewalk/no curb or protective barrier between vehicles and pedestrians. Four years ago the road was "improved" but they did not add protective barriers and assured parents at the school board meeting they would not remove busing. This can be found in the board meeting notes according a past PTA President who was present at the meeting. In addition, there is no direct sidewalk to the school students have to pass through commercial parking lots and exits, or cross the only car line entrance for Mary Bryant Elementary School which has approx. 972 students to connect the sidewalks to Farnell. These unsafe conditions should cause for an exception to the busing removal for these neighborhoods affected. 

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