WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Sexual predators, icy sidewalks and traffic prompted two Waynesboro Area School District students' mothers to ask Tuesday whether they can have school bus service.
Both families live in the Borough of Waynesboro and within the state regulations for which students should walk to school.
Transportation reimbursement is provided to schools for elementary students living more than one and a half miles away from school and secondary school students living two miles away. Those regulations change if a major highway is in the area.
The regulations mean the district would need to spend its own money if it provided buses for Margaret Reed's daughter and Nancy Hammell's son.
Board President K. Marilyn Smith said she understands the women's concerns, but she fears granting them bus service would start a slippery slope for requests by other parents.