GREELEY CUTS TO YIELD LONGER STUDENT WALKS
Greeley-Evans School District 6 officials will expand walk distances for students at all grade levels next school year and change start times for classes in a move that will save the district at least $667,000.
Superintendent Deirdre Pilch told members of the Greeley-Evans School District 6 school board Monday that the change was necessary because the district needs about 16 bus drivers to be fully staffed. Under the new plan, Pilch estimated, the district would still need six or seven drivers.
Elementary school students walk no more than 1N miles but may have to walk upto1 K miles under the new plan. Middle school students’ walk boundaries will increase from a 1K to2 miles, and the boundary for high school students may increase from 2N to 3 miles.
District spokeswoman Theresa Myers said high school students will have to meet the bus at a stop, much as they would a city bus.