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Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round & Round

This article from a local paper has plenty of interesting statistics about school transportation. I am flabbergasted that some districts (aside from those benefiting from robust public transit systems) are actually not providing bus transportation for students.

One of the more interesting facts: nationwide just over half of all public school student ride school buses to school daily. Among students who ride the bus, there are an average of 20 fatalities per year. Among student who don't ride the bus to school, there are an average of 800 fatalities per year.