Allendale Public Schools Elementary Bussing
We are requesting Allendale Public Schools to expand bussing so that transportation is once again provided for all elementary students, kindergarten through 3rd grade. Allendale Public Schools created "walk zones" that eliminated bussing to certain areas near the school campus beginning with school year 2020-21. These walk zones have forced some of our youngest, most vulnerable students to walk a significant distance alone to school, often in the dark and sometimes without sidewalks. In addition, the nature of the Allendale Public School campus (with four school buildings being in close proximity) causes high traffic volumes at the beginning and end of the school day when young students are now being forced to walk home. We feel this is unsafe and are justifiably concerned that is it only a matter of time until someone is hurt.