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Bus route changes spark criticism to District 161 board

As the school year opened in Flossmoor School District 161, parents came forward with complaints about bus service. At Monday’s committee of the whole meeting, school board members heard from three parents who were critical of bus service during the first week of school. Most of the attention was on Bus 36 serving Western Avenue School. The criticisms were about numerous route changes, with one parent saying, “these issues are not new.”  Another parent said he and his wife projected an “under-over” on how many route changes there would be in the first week . . .

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