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Traffic Headaches On First Day of School in Franklin Township

8/10/2011

Traffic on Franklin Road leading to Franklin Central High School Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy Tod J. Coumbe, Jr.)
Traffic on Franklin Road leading to Franklin Central High School Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy Tod J. Coumbe, Jr.)

Franklin Township Schools went back Wednesday and parents faced long lines of traffic getting in and out of school.

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Parents waited, in some cases, close to an hour to drop their kids off, says parent Bill Pierson.

The ratio of cars to buses was hundreds to a handful.  Many parents are opting to drive their kids to school because busing in the township has been outsourced and costs a monthly fee.

Pierson says another issue is the changing start times for school - that is also making the commute hard.

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