Whitehall Woman Wants School Activities Buses

'At one time, schools had activity buses for the children. Why can't we put them back on the road?'

Whitehall Borough resident Sylvia McGrath has written a letter that has landed in the pages of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"Many children ... cannot participate (in after-school activities) because they have no transportation home after these activities," McGrath writes in her Sept. 25 letter. "Both parents are working, or families have just one car that the father must use for work, or the mom doesn't drive.

"At one time, schools had activity buses for the children. Why can't we put them back on the road?"

Read McGrath's full letter here.

The Baldwin-Whitehall School District does not provide activities buses.


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Jon Wain September 27, 2012 at 12:54 AM
hey what do they do in bridgeville MR > JONES
cc September 27, 2012 at 12:55 AM
I agree with you about them providing buses. If they can provide buses for the ESL students to go to their activities outside the school and take them home then they should be providing bus service to all students to attend activities at school, especially tutoring. We pay the taxes to the school but ESL students are the ones that benefit since their parents don't pay taxes.
bd September 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Because Jon, AFTER-School activities are considered EXTRA-CURRICULAR. Anything EXTRA should be paid for by the small group of people demanding the EXTRA perks. Look around. There is a recession still going on 2 years after the Summer of Recovery.
Marion September 28, 2012 at 01:35 AM
To cc: The ESL students as you categorize them, are choosing to take part in tutoring so they can do better in school and ultimately do better on their PSSA tests. Many come from homes where parents cannot help them with homework because of language barriers. How can you possibly compare tutoring to extracurricular activities?
NE12Ukid September 28, 2012 at 03:59 AM
she's not comparing them, Marion, just showing her prejudices again and again, been going on for months here. Probably her kid who didn't get her lunch one day wants a ride home after activities so she's jealous that someone else is getting a ride for a totally different reason. Of course she has her own business with people to look over it for her when she's out of town, and all this time to put strange messages on patch, she could go get her own kid and probably help out some neighbors too.


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