Region: The Hills
Education

Request for Reinstatement of Bus Route to The Hills, TX

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Principal Linda Rawlings
21 supporters
42% achieved 50 for collection target
21 supporters
42% achieved 50 for collection target
  1. Launched 07/05/2024
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Dear Principal Linda Rawlings,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to you on behalf of a group of concerned parents from The Hills, TX, to formally request the reinstatement of the school bus route to our neighborhood for the upcoming 2024 school year.

As you may recall, the bus service to our area was discontinued last year based on the rationale that many of us reside within a 2-mile radius of Lakeway Elementary. However, this radius does not encompass all families, and some of us are still outside this limit.

More importantly, the landscape of
our daily routines has shifted significantly. With the reduction of remote work opportunities, many parents are now required to be physically present at their workplaces, making it increasingly challenging to manage the logistics of dropping off and picking up our children safely and on time.

Additionally, the daily traffic congestion during drop-off and pick-up times has become a significant concern. Many of us find ourselves spending an extra hour in car lanes, which not only disrupts our daily schedules but also adds to the stress of ensuring our children's timely arrival at and departure
from school. The reinstatement of the bus service would greatly alleviate these challenges by reducing the number of vehicles at the school and thereby easing the congestion.

The lack of a bus route has not only placed a strain on our schedules but also heightened safety concerns for our children who might have to navigate busy roads. We believe that reinstating the bus service would not only alleviate these logistical challenges but also ensure that all children in our community have safe and reliable access to education.

Attached to this letter, you will find signatures from numerous parents who share these concerns and support the reintroduction of the bus route. We are all committed to our children's education and welfare, and we trust that Lakeway Elementary shares this commitment.

Thank you for considering our request. We are hopeful for a positive response and are open to discussing this matter further at your earliest convenience.

Warm regards,

Karthik Naralasetty
21 Drifting Wind Run
The Hills, TX 78738

Reason

Our petition for reinstating the bus route to The Hills, TX, is important for several reasons:

1. Safety Concerns: The lack of a dedicated bus service forces children to potentially navigate busy roads, increasing the risk of accidents. Reinstating the bus route ensures safer travel for students to and from school.

2. Traffic Congestion: Currently, the high volume of individual car trips to the school each day causes significant traffic jams, extending travel time and creating stressful conditions for parents and residents alike. A bus service would reduce the number of cars, easing congestion and streamlining the drop-off and pick-up process.

3. Work Commitments: As remote work opportunities diminish and more parents return to on-site work, coordinating school commutes alongside professional commitments has become a considerable challenge. A bus route directly addresses this issue by providing reliable transportation for students, thereby aligning with the work schedules of parents.

4. Environmental Impact: Reducing the number of individual car trips contributes to lower carbon emissions, aligning with broader environmental goals. A school bus route is a more sustainable option, minimizing the overall ecological footprint of school commutes.

5. Community Support: The petition demonstrates significant community support, indicating that the reinstatement of this bus route is a shared priority among parents and guardians in The Hills. This collective advocacy highlights the community's commitment to the welfare and education of its children.

Together, these factors underscore the importance of our petition to reinstate the school bus route, aiming to create a safer, more efficient, and environmentally conscious school transportation system.

Thank you for your support, Karthik Naralasetty from The Hills, Tx
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School drop off and pickup takes valuable hours from my working schedule everyday for the entire school year, and the congestion it causes during pickup hours between the school and front gate is a safety concern for all the walking children. Getting bus routes back in The Hills should be a priority

It would help as I work at Hudson Bend Middle School. It would greatly benefit getting my kids to and from school since our hours are different. My husband works from home but many times he has meetings at school pick up time. If they could ride the bus it would eliminate that added stress!

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