Mother Loses Appeal to Bring School Bus Closer

Mother Loses Appeal to Bring School Bus Closer

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A Utah mother trying to require a school district to bring a bus route closer to her rural home has lost her appeal.

The tenth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a claim by Dana Henshaw, who wanted the Wayne County School Board to set up a new route that would allow her two kids to catch the bus at a county road near their home.

Henshaw lives 15 miles from her children's elementary school and three miles from the closest bus stop.

She claimed she was being discriminated against because of the district rule declining to make an exception to the rule that there must be a minimum of ten students to create a new route or extend an existing one.

Instead, the board reimbursed her for the cost of driving her children to school.

The appeals court sided with the district.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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