Second community meeting held on consolidated bus stops

Second community meeting held on consolidated bus stops

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Another community meeting was held Thursday night to discuss consolidated bus stops in Chatham County.

Tons of concerned parents headed out to Islands High School to talk about the district's proposal to consolidate stops for specialty and charter students.

In total, about 6,000 students would be affected.

SCCPSS Superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy and staff were on hand to answer questions.

"This plan that we're looking at is trying to target efficiencies that would save money on the transportation budget. As proposed, you've got about a $1.8 million savings. We are looking at some alternate plans that wouldn't save as much, but we think would still provide that door to door service for parents which we're clearly hearing is what they want," said SCCPSS Administrative Services Officer Kurt Hetager.

If you did not make it out to Wednesday's or Thursday's meeting, you still have some time to voice your opinion. The next meeting is coming up on Dec. 1st at 6 p.m. at Butler Elementary. Followed by one more at Woodville Thompkins on Dec. 3rd.

The board will not vote on the measure until Dec. 9th.

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