Greenburgh votes no on plan to expand school busing

Greenburgh residents rejected a plan last night that would've expanded school bus service to residents who no longer qualify due to their proximity to their respective schools.

Many parents in the district found out on the first day of classes this year that they lived too close to school for their children to qualify for bus service under a state mandate.

Carol Allen, a parent in the district, says what confuses her most is that some of the school buses already pass by some of the students' homes who are now denied service. "I have great difficulty, however, understanding how if the buses are already passing by their home, that it's going to cost so much extra money for a route that's already there." Greenburgh officials say that the projected cost of the bus expansion plan was $325,000. The plan was rejected with an overwhelming 214 "no" votes, compared to just 84 "yes" votes.

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