More to come later but the Wake County school board voted tonight to direct staff to try to provide transportation to the 470 preassigned students facing losing bus service.
The board passed 6-3 this motion: "WCPSS, shall provide transportation, when it can be provided with adjustments to existing routes, to all rising sixth- and ninth-graders currently receiving district transportation, who are pre-assigned without transportation for the 2012-13 school year OR offer that student a seat in one of the schools on his/her proximity choice list with transportation."
The board resisted language that would have required providing transportation, including potentially adding extra buses. The board also resisted amending the motion that would have added 539 rising sixth- and ninth-graders who are at their current school as transfer students.
Susan Evans, Christine Kushner and Jim Martin were the dissenting votes.