Superintendent: Buses to be allowed into gated communities after contract

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MONROE -

The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District held a Board of Education meeting Wednesday to address recent concerns about changes to district school bus routes.                   

The Board of Education meeting was held as a chance for district officials to discuss with parents the potential change in school bus stops for students living in gated communities, including Highland Lakes Estate and Glen Meadows at Monroe.

Parents have been adamant that school buses be allowed to drive into those communities in order to keep children safe and prevent them from having to walk long distances to catch the bus.

Before the meeting, Monroe-Woodbury Central School District Superintendent Elsie Rodriguez said the schools agreed to let buses go into the gated communities as they have done in the past, but newly installed security gates and legal issues stand in the way. Rodriguez said that the schools needed to have a contract with the homeowners associations in order for the buses to enter the communities.

The district has asked for a contract by Oct. 5, which gives the homeowners associations approximately 30 days to bring a contract to the table.

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