Coldwater Community Schools needs to create uniform walking areas. The walk areas created will provide uniformity of distance for all elementary students. These areas will not allow a student to walk more than ½ mile to a school or group bus stop, which conforms to state law.
In the spring the district held budget forums and covered many different areas of potential savings. With the financial dilemma facing all school districts in the state we as a district need to do all we can to help. We are asking students to walk to their neighborhood school. Students who do not attend their neighborhood school will be picked up and transported to the school they attend. This option will be at each elementary site. By now you are wondering how does this affect my child? Any student attending Legg Middle School or Coldwater High School that lives within 1½ miles of those buildings will not be provided transportation. Many parents already transport students to school. This change will not impact them.
Safety is always an important consideration in our decision making process. The district along with the Coldwater Police Department will provide a crossing guard at the corner of Marshall and Liberty Streets. The crossing guard will be in service from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We have areas where limited group stops have been created. Contact will be made with the parents of the students by the bus drivers providing information on the designated stops for the student's pick up and drop off times, as well as bus numbers. We have enclosed the new walk areas for the elementary schools. If you have any questions please call the Transportation office at 517-279-5950.