By Letter to the Editor on December 21, 2019.
In response to the letter in your Dec. 14 issue by Jennifer Prosser, I agree the elected representatives of the respective school boards need to be heard; however, I question why city council should consult parents – should that not read all citizens and taxpayers, not just parents?
I also find the liability issue somewhat perplexing; however, I would note that although a great deal of the liability rests with the City, the bulk of that liability certainly does not rest with the “roads the buses drive on.” And, if liability is a significant issue, please explain why so we are able to assess where the risk should really lie. We hear a great deal about the concern with increased costs through the media and letters, and are expected to form opinion relative to the City’s intent but have little in the way of concrete information on which to base such opinion.
If school busing is not in a cost-recovery position for the City, then maybe the burden should rest with the school systems. To be fair, we need information (which in the redacted report is in short supply), not opinion based on perception and conjecture. So what, then, are the real issues?