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Clark County students are enjoying their last weekend of "freedom" before school starts Monday morning, but many parents are stressing-out over how their kids will get to school. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Clark County students are enjoying their last weekend of "freedom" before school starts Monday morning, but many parents are stressing-out over how their kids will get to school. They turned to Action News when they couldn't get answers to some pressing questions.
We heard from hundreds of parents who are frustrated to hear nothing but a busy signal when they try to figure out where the bus will pick up their children. So we went to school officials looking for those same answers.
Imani Woodard is losing her eyesight. In a few years she is expected to be completely blind.
"I'm a grandmother raising a special needs granddaughter who's now been forced into vision services, because she is losing eyesight. There's no cure for her problem," says Sharon Woodard.
But her struggles are starting early as the Woodards try to get Imani a bus to take her to school.
To get to here to Liberty High from the Woodard's home Google Maps says it would take an hour and six minutes to get here. That's 3.3 miles, but that's not taking into account that the person walking might be a special needs student with a heavy book bag.
Imani has tried that walk before.
"I was really dehydrated when I got there. The nurse said I was very lucky when I made it to school, because she said that I probably could have had a heat stroke from it," she says.
Not to mention the bullies she encountered on the way there.
"I got picked on when I walked to school. They would just say, hey! Glasses face," she recalls.
For a month now Grandma has tried calling the Clark County School District's Department of Transportation.
"Nothing but busy. I start early in the morning, cause I wake up at 5:30 every morning no matter what," says Sharon about her dialing experience.
She joins hundreds of other parents who get a busy signal instead of bus schedules and stops when they call CCSD.
"Don't worry. Please be patient with us. We're being diligent and working as fast as we can to get as much information out as possible," says CCSD spokesperson Amanda Fulkerson.
School officials tell Action News they have opened up the lines seven days a week. And they remind parents that only students who live further than 2 miles from their school get picked up by a bus.