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CCSD parents say bus stop endangers students

Posted at 11:57 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 03:23:26-04

The list of designated school bus stops is out and a lot of parents aren't happy. Some are waging a war on one particular spot they say puts their children's lives in danger.

Nellis Boulevard near Desert Inn Road is a major concern for many parents who say their children shouldn’t have to cross such as busy street to catch a bus.

Letters went out to parents on Thursday and several parents who live near Desert Inn and Nellis believe CCSD assigned their kids the wrong but stop. Mike MacDougall is one of them.

"I'm really concerned about my daughter because she's 80 pounds," said MacDougall.

MacDougall says the safest stop for his kids is the corner of Desert Inn and Mountain Vista Street, but CCSD is instructing them to use the stop at Mt. Rushmore Parkway and Death Valley Drive.

"While one bus stop is .4 miles away walking through our nice quiet neighborhood, the other is .4 miles away if you jaywalk across Nellis," said MacDougall.

Mike's next door neighbor Gordon says CCSD does this every year and he has to call to get his kids re-assigned to the appropriate stop.

"Every year I have to call CCSD Transportation," he says.

However, things appear to be different this year. Mike and Gordon say when the called CCSD for a reassignment, they were told that the stop would not be changed until after the first 2 months of the school year.

Our 13 Action News crew reached out to CCSD Friday to see if the district could make any exceptions, and no one was able to comment at that time.