The question of closing some of our underutilized schools has been discussed recently among the commentators.
That raises the question, how many students should the schools be built to accommodate?
We evidently currently have schools that are operating with far fewer students than the schools were designed to handle and as a result are being considered for closure.
Let’s limit the question to our elementary schools for purposes of discussion of this post.
Should the schools be designed to limit the need for buses to carry the children who live more than two miles away from the school to it?
Or should the elementary schools be large and thus potentially enjoy the economic advantages of scale?
Texas does not require our school districts to provide transportation to and from school. They will however provide financial assistance to school districts that provide transportation as long as the students live two or more miles from the school.
We deserve better