Norfolk, VA, Stops Publishing School Bus Routes

“Norfolk Public Schools will no longer list school bus stops in newspapers or on its Web site,” reports the Virginian-Pilot. “… Reasons for the change include custody disputes between parents, terrorism concerns and possible abduction from a bus stop.… Norfolk is one of four school divisions in the region, along with Newport News, York and Williamsburg/James City County, that have stopped publishing its school bus routes. Suffolk Public Schools is reconsidering its policy on publishing bus routes.… In Norfolk, bus route information will be mailed to students’ homes.… Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Portsmouth … will continue to publish their bus routes.… ‘In 25 years I’ve never had a child abducted from a school bus stop,’ [Virginia Beach City Public Schools transportation services director David] Pace said.” [View article]

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