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NISD Bus Service to Jefferson Middle School

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NISD Transportation Dept has sent out a letter to Jefferson Middle School Households that bus service will not be provided for students that reside less than 2 miles (as measured along the shortest route that must be traveled on public roads). This Petition has been developed because many neighbors and parents are concerned about the hazardous conditions. We want NISD to continue the bus service to any children required to cross Shaenfield Rd. NISD apparently does not acknowledge the unsafe road conditions required to be crossed by our middle school children. This intersection is very dangerous.  It is an uncontrolled major traffic artery.  It does not contain any traffic lights, cross walks or crossing guards to help our children cross the required road to get to the school nor are either of these cross roads in a school zone. The cross roads are WildHorse Parkway @ Shaenfield and Canter Horse @ Shaenfield. There have been many accidents near these intersections to include multiple fatalities. Traffic in a vehicle is very difficult, much less asking children to maneuver through a 4 lane road where multiple accidents and fatalities have already occurred, is unrealistic. NISD indicates the validity of stopping the bus service because the construction of sidewalks is completed in this rapidly growing community. In addition, they are asking our children to walk an additional 1/4 mile plus walk around the baseball and football fields to get safely to school. This could take an hour for them to get to school. Please sign this Petition requesting NISD to continue bus service to any children required to cross this very unsafe road. Thank you very much! Please sign now, so we can stop this before the school year starts.


Texas Education Code - Section 42.155
Transportation Allotment(d)

(d) A district or county may apply for and on approval of the commissioner receive an additional amount of up to 10 percent of its regular transportation allotment to be used for the transportation of children living within two miles of the school they attend who would be subject to hazardous traffic conditions if they walked to school. Each board of trustees shall provide to the commissioner the definition of hazardous conditions applicable to that district and shall identify the specific hazardous areas for which the allocation is requested. A hazardous condition exists where no walkway is provided and children must walk along or cross a freeway or expressway, an underpass, an overpass or a bridge, an uncontrolled major traffic artery, an industrial or commercial area, or another comparable condition.
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