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District ignores transportation issues

Letters to the Editor
Published February 8, 2006

Pinellas County Schools' Transportation Department still doesn't get it.

While I can appreciate the district's commitment to retain staff at each school until the last child loads a bus, I would much prefer to hear that the call center and compound supervisors will also remain available until the last child is delivered safely to their stop.

As a middle school parent who has experienced the dilemma of having a bus delayed beyond 6 p.m. and either not been able to reach the call center or had a representative end the call because it is their time to go home, I found the district's recorded message and commitment to student safety grossly insufficient. I am tremendously disappointed that the district continues to ignore this issue, especially under the circumstances experienced on Friday.

-- Cheryl Hadley, St. Petersburg

It's time that mobile homes moved along

It's about time that we finally clamp down on these mobile homes. These parks are a blight on the county landscape. These residents pay hardly any taxes, yet they suck up valuable social services. There's plenty of places they can move to in Polk County. Condos that produce tax revenue are what the county needs.

Personally, I believe that mobile homes should be banned from the county, period.

-- J.H. Gordon, Palm Harbor

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