An expected rally before Tuesday’s Mamaroneck school board meeting brought out more than 100 people opposed to a move that will cancel busing to many private schools in the next school year.
Kristin Degen, the mother of five children, said, “The school board is telling me to put my children at risk because they cannot find a way to balance their budget. If I overspend on my household budget, am I entitled to put someone else’s kids at risk? It’s an issue of fairness and safety. It’s a matter of principal. It’s just not right.”
She says that due to the change in school district busing policy, three of her children will see their daily commute to and from school nearly triple – from under an hour round trip to two and a half – and be forced to walk just under three and a half miles each day, regardless of weather and safety concerns.
The School Board members had no comment.
photos: Fairness for All Kids Coalition