Atlanta Public Schools elementary school students that live within one-mile of school will no longer be able to ride the bus to the schoolhouse.
In an effort to save money, the district is enforcing a one-mile walk zone at elementary schools citywide and a 1.5-mile walk zone at middle and high schools.
Bus transportation will not be offered to students that live within the walk zone.
Instead, these students are encouraged to bike or walk to school.
The walk zones have been an established policy at the district for many years, district spokesman Keith Bromery told Patch on Wednesday.
But in an effort to cut costs district-wide, Superintendent Erroll B Davis, Jr. and his administration plan to enforce the rule this school year.
District officials released preliminary walk zones this week and parents can provide feedback to bus captains through Friday.
The walk-zone for is posted above. SPARK parents wishing to provide feedback can find contact info for the bus captains on the PTO website.
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