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UPDATE: Bus stop in Henderson permanently moved

Posted at 5:56 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 22:48:09-04

UPDATE: Melissa Boyd told 13 Action News Tuesday that an official with the transportation department called her and moved her kids' bus stop permanently. Her daughters' bus stop is on the same side of the street as their home.

Officials say the bus is not full even though Boyd was told that it was. The transportation department told Boyd they will be conducting an internal investigation into the matter.



HENDERSON (KTNV) -- A Henderson mom is nervous about this school year. Not because of what will happen in school, but for her daughters getting to school.

Melissa Boyd says it is too dangerous for them to walk to their assigned bus stop.
"I watch the news, I see how many pedestrian deaths we have every year," said Boyd.
First grader Jilli, and her fourth grader sister Kira, have to cross Glendive Street at Las Palmas Entradas Avenue to get to the bus stop.
"That puts my children crossing a major cross-street, no crosswalk, no crossing guard," said Boyd.
They were assigned this bus stop in the two years past, but CCSD transportation moved them to a bus stop on the same side of the street. However this year, the transportation department says their old bus is too full.
"I thought it was unacceptable; that's the nicest way I can say it," said Boyd. "Whatever problems they're having, my child's safety is far more important than that."
The Clark County School District sent us the following statement:
"The Transportation Department is aware of the parent request. However, the bus the parent requested is full.
A few weeks into the school year, the Transportation Department will do a recount of ridership to determine where openings exist. At that time, there is a possibility for a route transfer."
Boyd said the district told her it will be six to eight weeks before they even evaluate whether they will make any changes.
"Two months of my kids making that unsafe crossing twice a day? I don't think that's don't think it's in the best interest of my children," said Boyd, "and that's what CCSD transportation should be."