March 13, 2014
Some Valley parents are worried about their children who have to walk to school.
The parents are concerned over the fact that children as young as five could have to walk almost a mile. In Waynesboro children who live less than a mile from their school have to be dropped off or they must walk, a bus will not pick them up.
School board superintendent Lowell Lemons says the reason for the radius scale is because of a lack of money to provide more buses and drivers. He says there are some things the school system just can't do.
"There are some limits to what type of child care support we can offer families," said Lemons, "We want to be helpful, but we can't accommodate every family work schedule."
Lemons says they do make special exception inside the radius for special need students.