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Parents Wonder Why School Bus Did Not Pick Up Students

Parents at one East Texas elementary school are wondering why their children never got picked up by the school bus.   Selena Perkins says her 11-year-old daughter and at least five other children waited where they always waited last year. But the bus never came.

Perkins says she was told by TISD officials that her home is not included in the bus route because it's less than two miles from the school.  "I called the transportation department and spoke with someone and they let me know that they're in walking distance," said Perkins.  But Perkins wonders why the school bus picked up children in the neighborhood last year.

"Last year there was an exception to that two-mile radius situation. If a hurricane victim needed transportation for school, whether they were in that area or not, something was given to assist with providing them transportation," said TISD Official Angela Jenkins.  

Jenkins says what may have happened is that the bus was picking up a Hurricane Katrina evacuee nearby. The other students were not supposed to be riding.  

Oralia Ortega, Reporting.


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