(04/18/12) SOMERS - Some parents in Somers are traveling to Albany this morning to fight for school bus rights for their kids.

A group of about 100 concerned parents is gathering at Kennedy Catholic High School before heading to the state capitol to fight against reducing the number of miles public schools are required to bus non-public school students.

Currently, state law requires public schools to bus any student who attends a private, religious or other school up to 15 miles out of the district. Public schools are now in the process of reducing that down to 5 miles out of the district in an effort to save money.

The group is going to appeal to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Mandate Relief Council and ask them to reconsider the budget cuts. The council is an 11-member board that reviews the financial burdens on local governments and school districts. (ARTICLE)

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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