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Franklin Township Prepares for School without Busing

8/9/2011

Classes begin at schools in Franklin Township Wednesday, but "back to school" is a little different this year.

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Since the corporation cut its busing program, parents have had to find other ways to get children to school. Some parents have formed carpools and others say they will leave as early as possible and hope for the best.

Over 1,000 students are signed up to be picked up by buses provided by CIESC, but many parents say they couldn't afford the fees or just didn't want to pay for busing.

Superintendent Dr. Walter Bourke says each school has held meetings to familiarize parents with the plan for drop-offs and pick-ups, but they've also hired additional security to help with the first few days of school.  IMPD also will monitor major intersections to help with traffic flow.

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