Eastchester voters keep school buses on budget
Eastchester voters decided against eliminating school busing for some middle and high school students this week, a decision that is getting strong reaction from both sides.
The plan to increase the minimum distance a student must live from school in order to qualify for busing would have saved the district $350,000, according to school officials.
Parents concerned about their children's safety say that there are little to no sidewalks in the area, and that busy streets present a danger in themselves.
Those who voted in favor of the plan say the school has to cut something, and that busing seemed like a better option than increasing class sizes by cutting teachers.