Skip to comments.Fuel Costs May Force Some Kids To Walk
Posted on 06/23/2008 6:32:36 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
Here's how rising fuel prices affect an organization with a fleet of 1,273 school buses: The Montgomery County school board today will consider giving Superintendent Jerry D. Weast emergency powers to make students walk farther to school, if need be, in the coming academic year.
Should prices continue to rise, the school system could save money by raising maximum walking distances for students, because more walkers means fewer buses. Currently, elementary school students walk up to a mile, middle school students 1.5 miles and high school students two miles.
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Do away with forced busing from one end of the county to the other to ensure integrated schools, and the county wouldn't have this problem.
Walked 2 miles to High School and back for four years in all kinds of weather
(It wasn’t uphill both ways though)
What about in in the snow.....barefoot?
In our day, we walked (ALL TOGETHER NOW...)
in the snow
WE LIKED IT!
WE WERE GRATEFUL FOR IT!!!!!
..... both ways,
Assuming Maryland issues bonds, I expect this is nothing more than a jaded attempt to guilt-extort school bond funds in an upcoming election.
BFD! Kids are too fat anyway from High-fructose corn syrup, super-size fries and sitting on their lazy butts playing Nintendo.
I can see the problem for city kids. Rural kids and small town could stand the walk like I did.
Or they could blame the stingy tax payers for the problem.
Funny how managing the money you have, is so very hard. And the cuts always seem to specifically hurt the vulnerable children. Why, it almost seems like the schools want to cause pain in order to justify additional levies against the community. Hmmmmmmmmmm.
It took us 20 seconds to hit that reference 4 times. LOL
While carrying your little brother on your back....
Yeah, we’re getting slow!
Exactly! It would do the “little darlings” some good to get off their lard a$$es and walk.
Medical costs in the long run would be lower.
Don’t forget about being barefoot!
A BETTER idea would be to RETURN TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS that were the norm when I was a kid.
A large part of the current social madness is the idiotic bussing — at great cost to the citizens and the waste of fuels and consequent CO2 emissions (none of which is mentioned in the conversations surrounding the GLOBAL WARMING SCAM) of these kids to hell (your basic government school!) and back.
That we’ve TOLERATED that particular form of madness says more about US than it does about those who foisted it upon us.
But, of course, as every socialist, double-domed educrat knows, a BLACK KID is simply incapable of learning unless he or she is sitting next to a WHITE KID.
A fat kid in my neighborhood was a seriously rare thing; walking a mile and a half to school and back every day might have had something to do with it...
Most of us walked to school before forced integration, why we even rode bikes to school.
Part of the fun was walking to and from school. It was good exercise too.
It was a real honor to be a crossing guard at the corners.
Times have sure changed and the liberal answers have created problems that didn’t exist before.
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