Hazardous Busing Payment Considered

Bridgewater council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The township council will consider a resolution Thursday that authorizes payment for hazardous busing from the previous school year.

The township and school district have an agreement wherein the township pays for hazardous busing.

Hazardous busing stems off of courtesy busing provided for students who live within a certain distance from an elementary, middle or high school. The state requires that every child who lives more than a mile-and-half from an elementary school, or two miles from a high school, be bused.

Hazardous busing is provided for those students who would not normally be bused, but who deal with some kind of hazard on the way to school, such as crossing a highway or walking across gaps in the sidewalk.

The agreement was made because the issue of hazardous busing deals with issues that are not controlled by the school district, including road conditions.

The council will discuss paying $272,584 for the 2011-2012 school year.

Also at Thursday's council meeting, the township will discuss a proposed ordinance concerning setting code for placing emergency generators at homes.

The council will also consider the approval of resolutions to apply for grants for certain road improvement projects.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal complex.


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