BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Board of Education voted this week not to cut bus services for students who live between one and one-and-a-half miles away from school, according to the Connecticut Post.
The school district provides bus services for students who live a mile or more away from school. The Board of Education had considered extending that distance to one-and-a-half miles in an effort to cut costs. The proposal that drew opposition from community members who argued it would jeopardize the safety of more than 2,000 students.
At its Monday meeting, the Board of Education decided in a 5-to-4 vote to maintain the current bus service conditions, the Connecticut Post reported. Though board members noted that the district is still in need of additional funding, they decided that they did not want to risk the safety of students.