School bus rules strain relations
We are airing our displeasure in hopes they may be relevant to the cause, the underlying reasons overall.
We have been forced to drive our Grade 7 daughter to and from Glengarry District High School daily since the beginning of this school year in September. It seems that the powers that be in Brockville have seen fit to set boundaries for busing that deny her access,
We are 700 feet from County Road 43 inside North Glengarry Township about three quarters of a mile east of the Stormont border. For 2014, 2015, 2016, another of our daughters was bused to Glengarry District High School without incident.
Certainly we had no idea that this would be an issue this year. This same bus uses this route.
It is curious to know how this problem arose. To our dismay, we were informed the day before school began that busing would not be provided. Repeated calls to Marc Gossett at the Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario have not been returned and according to the owner, busing is not the problem.
It is infuriating that a whole month has passed without any response to our dilemma. What has happened to the boundaries? Is this an underlying attempt to lessen the number of students attending Glengarry District High School? Why are we part of the issue? To be sure, relations between grass-roots parents and the “top brass” are not complimentary.
Warren and Trudy MacIntosh, Apple Hill