The appellants seek reversal of a decision made by the Spirit Lake Community School District-and upheld by the Area Education Agency 3 board-regarding school bus transportation for their children. They requested school bus pickup from their private driveway rather than from Highway 9.
Their argument was that this arrangement was an unnecessary hazard. The superintendent, bus driver, and the district's transportation director's inspected the location and considered safety alternatives. After the local board denied the request, the AEA board reviewed the decision and also denied the request. Alternatives proposed by the Vicks' were reviewed and given due consideration before being rejected.
The record does not show sufficient cause to overturn the decision. The presumption of safety is created and preserved by a series of laws governing school buses; state laws do not extend the presumption to private property where traffic laws are not enforced.
The decision of the local and AEA boards are upheld.