Saginaw Township School Bus Woes Continue 9-08-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Saginaw Township School Bus Woes Continue 9-08-2010

Tuesday afternoon Saginaw Township school buses were close to an hour behind schedule for drop-offs.
Now, parents in the school district are complaining about school buses being late to pick up their children.
Several parents contact WNEM TV5 Wednesday morning saying the district's new consolidation plan is a transportation crisis.
Schools are no longer strictly neighborhood schools, but are grade specific.
That means one school might house grades 1 and 2 instead of kindergarten through fifth grade.
As a result, school officials said more kids will be riding the bus because their school could be miles away from their house.
STCS Superintendent Dr, Jerry Seese says they are actively working to improve the district's new bus plan and have already made some adjustments to correct the problem.
"We're responsible for the buses being late and we're going to correct that situation," he said.
Sesse said the main reason the buses were running late is because school officials were making sure that all students got on the proper bus.
"The transportation department wasn't going to have any buses leave until all students were in the right place and double checked," Sesse said. "We were very cautious -- because we are concerned about safety and security."
WNEM TV5's Brian Wood is covering the story and will have a full report beginning on WNEM TV5 News at 5 p.m.

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