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Busing Headaches for Groveport Madison HS
GROVEPORT (Kellie Hanna) -- Cars lined up for several hundred feet for the first day of school for high school students at Groveport Madison High School.
Busing was cut after the levy failed by twelve votes in May.
The district said before the election that high school busing would be cut if the levy failed, and spokespeople said this is exactly what happened.
There are 1660 students that go to Groveport Madison High School, and since there are no sidewalks many were driven by their parents.
Parents who are working during those hours say they are looking into COTA routes and carpooling options instead of having their children walk along busy Hamilton Road.
Metro Parks is also on alert to make sure any students who ride their bike or walk through Pickerington Ponds and Three Creeks Metro Park are safe.
The schools are also working with a community group to find alternatives as well.
Statement from Groveport Police:
Today was the first full day at the Groveport Madison High School. Although there were major delays in traffic, the staff at GMHS had a great traffic flow within the parking lot. About 10 to 12 high school students walked on SR 317. Our staff will continue to be present to monitor walking, biking and vehicle traffic on SR 317.
We ask all drivers, northbound and southbound on SR 317 to be mindful of the delays, which we anticipate to continue for a while. If you are not dropping children off at the school, leave 10 or 15 minutes earlier to avoid delays.
Facebook Page for Groveport Madison Schools:
Scroll down on that Facebook page for parent carpool information.