Local parents are demanding bus transportation for their school aged children. Nearly 100 students living in a Shreveport apartment complex are forced to walk to school every day. The reasoning behind it is state law says they live too close to the campus.
State law requires students to be at least one mile away from the school to access bus transportation.
Stoner Hill Elementary students living at the Stone Vista Apartment Complex usually walk to school.
The distance is nine tenths of a mile. The complex is on the corner of Viking Drive and East Stoner Avenue. 40% of students at Stoner Hill Elementary live in the complex.
The school currently has an academically unacceptable school performance score. School board member Charlotte Crawley believes if transportation is provided the school would see a lot of improvement.
The issue will be up for discussion at Tuesday's school board meeting. Crawley is asking the district's attorney about the procedures for parents to request hardship provisions. In that case Caddo schools would have to foot the bill.