Attention Tax Payers and Parents of School-Age Children: Crestwood School District is not only talking about, but is very close to making a decision that will privatize the transportation department. This would mean that the school bus drivers you and your children are familiar with will be terminated and private contractors will be hired. It is your right to know what will be done with your tax money and who might be transporting your children to and from school. If this motion goes through, seventeen residents of this region will lose their jobs, and thus their incomes, which would certainly cause further financial issues for them in these hard economic times, even something so severe as loss of homes. Privatizing has not gone well in other districts and there is good reason to believe this decision is potentially being made to hide or cover up claims of fraud and embezzlement. If you want to help support your bus drivers, sign this petition in an effort to convince the board to rule against privatizing the transportation department at the next board meeting on July 26th, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. in the Crestwood High School Library. You are also urged to attend to ask questions about both current and future employees' safety records as well as any personal and general questions. For more information, and to support your local drivers, employees, and neighbors, visit our page at Facebook. Search "Save the Crestwood School Bus Drivers" on Facebook or type in: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-the-Crestwood-School-Bus-Drivers/138515832840679?ref=search Thank You.