Bring Back The Bus Passes to Canon-McMillian School District!
As students of Canon McMillian School District, we would like to have the privilege of bus passes back, for a number of reasons.
First, due to construction to expand the school (2017) very few students, if that, will be able to drive to school. Making it very hard for students to get to work, home, or to a family emergency in time, however there is an option to ride a bus to a different location (near work). But because our privilege of using bus passes was taken away, by an unexplained reason, students can no longer go anywhere but home, unless they are picked up by parents or friends who can drive to the student pick up area at 2:40pm, when school is out for the day. However, parents who work later times and can not provide transportation to pick up their children also have a disadvantage. Many students work right after school around 3-4 pm and can not get to work on time due to having to go all the way home first.
Also, after school hours are made for socializing. Working hard throughout the school day can be stressful for some, and looking forward to friend hangouts after school is a huge motivation boost for many. Being social is needed for a healthy life style, and for some students school really isnt a place to socialize, but to learn.
Next, Out of school extracurricular activities may involve a group of students needing to meet up at one anothers home. Some parents are unable to pick up that group of students to take them to an activity, making it more difficult for everyone else, especially if one person lives right beside the destination they need to go to.
Last, younger kids in the district may need to go home with a friend or another family member, if their parents are working. Due to no more bus passes, it makes it harder for parents to make sure their children are safe and are being watched by trusted gardian adults.
If you would like to be apart of this petition, please sign your name. Students and parents in the district are able to sign, aswell as anyone willing to support us
Thank you so much for your support.