The appellant seeks reversal of a decision made by the Area Education Agency 15 board reversing its decision regarding transportation within the district. The argument is that the decision would increase transportation costs, create an unsafe turnaround condition not existing in the present bus route, and would cause the trip to exceed the number of allowable travel hours.
The record confirms that under the AEA decision, the district will be subjected to a increase of $450 per year by picking up the Burrell children in their driveway.
Regarding the children's safety, the ideal is not having the school bus back out of a private driveway onto a busy road without justifiable evidence.
The AEA board's decision is overruled, and the district's decision is upheld.