I wanted to express my appreciation to Andi Story for attempting to protect our smallest students. My hope is that the rest of the School Board will agree that to endanger students on the way to/from school is unacceptable. The transportation of pupils section of the rules and regulations for the Juneau School District states the following:
8. HAZARDOUS ROUTES
(a) Those routes within one and one-half miles of an attendance center which cannot be safely traveled by children because of traffic, weather, or other hazards may be designated by the school district as hazardous routes.
I strongly encourage the School Board to direct the district to consider the darkest winter months a hazard for students to travel. Student safety must be our top priority.