Iowa parent found out about bus stop swap too late

A Nevada school bus has stopped in front of the Hambly household and its neighbors for 11 years, dropping off and picking up rural Story County farm kids. But now those gravel roads are closed to buses in Nevada. In a statement, Nevada superintendent Steve Gray said the two districts had reached an agreement that would allow Nevada to accept students in some areas just across the Colo-NESCO district line boundary. But the Colo-NESCO school board recently voted to end it. Their superintendent, Marc Snavely, also sent a statement that the change was made to “align the policies and practices of our district with the policies and practices of most other school districts in Iowa.” Colo-Nesco and to Nevada, now have to walk about a half mile down the gravel road to the other side of the district line to catch the bus from January. “I was angry. I was very, very angry,” Hambly said. “So now we have a month and a half to figure out how to get our kids home and on the bus safely.” This policy change is now on the Colo-NESCO District website. Why should I pay attention to their school board on their website when my kids go to Nevada,” Hambly said. She claims that she was only told that this change was being considered after it was decided. Now that the Christmas holidays are over, her children have to walk dirt roads through the Iowa winter weather to get to school. “I agree with you starting this in the 2023-24 school year. Don’t start in January,” Hambly said. Click below to see more from Beau Bowman:

A Nevada school bus has stopped in front of the Hambly household and its neighbors for 11 years, dropping off and picking up rural Story County farm kids.

But now those gravel roads are closed to buses in Nevada.

In a statement, Nevada superintendent Steve Gray said the two districts had reached an agreement that would allow Nevada to accept students in some areas just across the Colo-NESCO district line boundary.

But the Colo-NESCO school board recently voted to end it.

Their superintendent, Marc Snavely, also sent a statement saying the change was made to “align the policies and practices of our district with the policies and practices of most other school districts in Iowa.”

Emily Hambly says her two children, who are enrolling from Colo-Nesco to Nevada, now have to walk about a half-mile down the gravel road to the other side of the district line to catch the bus starting in January.

“I was angry. I was very, very angry,” Hambly said. “So now we have to figure out how to get our kids home and to the bus safely in a month and a half.”

This policy change can now be found on the Colo-NESCO District website.

“Why would I pay attention to the school board logs on their website when my kids go to Nevada?” Hambly said.

She claims she was not told this change would be considered until it was decided.

Now that the Christmas holidays are over, her children have to walk dirt roads through the Iowa winter weather to get to school.

“I agree that you do this, start it in the 2023-24 school year. Don’t start it in January,” Hambly said.

Click below to see more from Beau Bowman:

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