- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

LEWES, Del. (AP) - Some parents and school board members in southern Delaware say they are caught between state mandates and local safety concerns in the placement of school bus stops.

The Daily Times (https://delmarvane.ws/1vhcV1Z ) reports several buses in the Cape Henlopen School District have stopped driving into housing developments to pick up students. The district mandated a walk zone this year based on state rules.

Some parents say their students now have to wait along busy roads in Lewes.

In the past when the school district requested additional buses for its fleet, the state denied the request because Cape Henlopen wasn’t following the code for bus stops and walk zones in developments.

School board member Jennifer Burton says their hands are tied because state officials don’t know how rules affect students and parents.


Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., https://www.delmarvanow.com/



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