Continue Busing to TASS
TLDSB Trustees the following are our concerns about the proposed busing changes:
-Geographically it does not make sense to bus around the lakes when TASS is so much closer for the families, our children will be spending enormous amounts of time on a bus. For many of us the distance will be at least three times as far for our children to be bused to I.E. Weldon.
-The dynamics will create chaos and upheaval for families. This change is going to divide families and parents are going to be commuting a ridiculous amount of kms to attend to their kids needs. Further incurring unnecessary travel costs. We will literally be living in our cars.
-We feel blindsided by this change. It would have been better to have known this back in Jan/Feb when choices were made. Communication lines need to be opened up and further discussed with parents to see if a compromise or solution could be reached.
-If there are 105 kids in the Peterborough district being bused into Kawartha Lakes why can this not be reciprocated?
-There are many examples of families that will have their children attending high schools that are no where near close to each other creating many scheduling nightmares.
- The current busing situation has been in place for 50 years, why change it now?
We are asking for a meeting specifically to discuss this matter to respectfully try to find a resolution that benefits both groups.