In December 2016 the School Board voted to remove "Courtesy Busing" in Hillsborough county if students live less than 2 miles from their middle or high school starting August 2017. Phase 2 plans on eliminating "Courtesy Busing" for Elementary schools the following school year.
The GOAL: School Board Must Change the VOTE and reinstate Safe School Bus Transportation for Hazardous Conditions!!!!
STATE OF FLORIDA - CHANGE THE COURTESY BUSING GUIDELINES TO INCLUDE ALL STUDENTS: Elementary, Middle and High School!!!
This impacts ALL students in Hillsborough County, but consider the traffic trying to get into Steinbrenner and Martinez now, and consider what it might be if the population of students within 2 miles are all being driven also. If you are anywhere near the schools during the morning rush or dismissal, this will impact you.
There is an online petition. Please read it and consider signing.
There is also a School Board Meeting on January 17th, so please plan to attend if you can, and have your voice heard.