Mom within 2 miles of school wants bus rule changed

- Charissa Calhoun started a petition to change the Florida Administrative Code that says if a student lives within two miles of a school, they are not eligible for school bus service.

Calhoun said she does not have access to a car during the day, so she is forced to walk her 8-year-old daughter to-and-from Frostproof Elementary School every day. When they leave at 6:30 a.m., it's dark.

Much of their walk is along streets with no street lights or sidewalks. She said the one and a half mile walk is too long and dangerous.

Calhoun's petition was created on the evening of Thursday, October 20 and was already approaching 200 signatures Friday afternoon. 

To view the petition, visit https://www.change.org/p/florida-school-board-school-bus-transportation.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Mom within 2 miles of school wants bus rule changed
  • Earth Watch: Bodhi Basics
  • Volunteer leaders provide service to families in need
  • Fisherman hopes to sink ship with food to help families in need
  • Eight families left homeless by Tampa townhome fire
  • Most popular Christmas gift based on the year you were born
  • Churches step in as partner sites to help Metropolitan Ministries
  • FOX 13 holiday toy and food drive supports Metro Ministries
  • Matthew Project gives presents to homeless children
  • Pearl Harbor remembrance events around Tampa Bay