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Transportation hurdle for some schools preparing for students’ return

Transportation hurdle for some schools preparing for students’ return



GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER HAS NOW MOVED UP THAT DATE TO APRIL 19. SOME DISTRICTS SAY THEY’RE WORKING OVERTIME TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. TRANSPORTATION HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MAJOR HURDLES DISTRICTS ARE TRYING TO GET OVER AS THEY PREPARE TO WELCOME BACK STUDENTS IN-PERSON ON APRIL 19. ESPECIALLY UNDER STATE HEALTH GUIDELINES. >> WE’RE STILL TRYING TO MAINTAIN THE THREE FEET OF DISTANCE, AT LEAST. AND WE’VE GOT BUSES THAT WILL BE NEAR IMPOSSIBLE. >> YOUR REGULAR 73 PUPIL BUS

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Antioch Middle students get the chance to build their own bicycle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It’s one thing to hear about how something works, it’s another to do it yourself with your own hands. That’s the lesson a few Antioch Middle School students will be learning, among others, over the next seven weeks.

Once a week, until the end of the school year, almost a dozen seventh graders are taking used, donated bicycles and giving them new life. “Rebuild it piece by piece, starting with the wheels, the brakes, the drive train,” said Dan Furbish, Director of the Oasis Center Bike Workshop.

Along the way, Furbish shows students how each part

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IPS cuts transportation services for 2,500 students

Indianapolis Public Schools is cutting yellow bus service from 2,500 students next school year as the district looks for ways to close an $18 million budget gap.

The district has identified 600 high school students who will no longer receive transportation from the district but will instead be provided with an IndyGo bus pass. Another 2,000 students have been identified as living with “walk zones” within a certain radius of their schools and will no longer receive any transportation services from the district.

Superintendent Aleesia Johnson said the moves are expected to save between $5 million and $7 million annually.

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Firings of officers after students pulled from car reversed

ATLANTA — Video of Atlanta police officers using Tasers and pulling two college students from a car during a large protest last year against police brutality and racial injustice sparked national outrage, and two of the officers were immediately fired. This week their dismissals were overturned.

The Civil Service Board found the city did not follow its own personnel procedures, which resulted in the officers being deprived of due process because they were not given proper notification or adequate opportunity to respond. The board, which is made up of five residents recommended by the mayor and confirmed by the city

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