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Canyons district concerned about transportation for special needs students

Canyons district concerned about transportation for special needs students



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SANDY -- Utah's newest school district wants to make sure no child is left behind, literally, on the curb on the first day of school.

Canyon School District officials are particularly worried about students with special needs waiting for the bus that never comes or having the wrong bus pull up to their stop.

"These are the children who require wheelchair access or seat straps, the children who really need the help to get to school," district spokesman Jeff Haney said.

He says they have been reworking bus routes all summer, but with less than two weeks left to the start of school, they have not talked to everyone yet, even after 600 phone calls.

"What we want to do is cross our Ts and dot our Is, particularly when it comes to the children who need it the most," Haney said.

He says some people have moved, some have changed child care, and others have changed phone numbers. He's urging any parent with questions or any parent who has not yet talked to the district about it to call 801-501-1098 or go to www.canyonsdistrict.org.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

Mary Richards

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