Lindenhurst school board hosting public meeting amid bus eligibility confusion

Lindenhurst school board hosting public meeting amid bus eligibility confusion

After being left to scramble for school transportation for their kids, parents in Lindenhurst will have the opportunity to talk to officials about the ongoing issue at a public meeting set for tonight.

As News 12 has reported, parents were angry and confused after finding out their children are not eligible for bus transportation this school year – despite having a bus for years.

It all stems from changes to the bus eligibility. The district says they recently recalculated mileage and informed parents some students would not be allowed on the bus.

According to the school district, the changes were made after they were audited. The audit revealed kids who live too close to school were taking the bus.

The superintendent of schools claims the district could potentially lose state funding if they are busing kids who are not eligible.

News 12 spoke to parents on 12th Street, who still have a bus picking up kids at the end of their block, but their 8th grade son who is two houses in is no longer allowed on.

The Board of Education is hosting a public meeting tonight at 8 pm at the McKenna Administration Building to discuss what, if any, changes they can make.

Parents are hoping the school board policy committee can find a solution.

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