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New Schedule For Anderson District 5 Gets Students Off the Roads During School New Schedule For Anderson District 5 Gets Students Off the Roads During School
A new schedule for Anderson District 5's high schools gives students more opportunities and gets them off the roads. Starting next year students will no longer be able to drive to off-campus classes.

"It would make me a feel a whole lot better knowing that they had a way to go besides having to drive themselves," says Vickie Jansen, a grandmother of two District 5 students.

Countless students are already taking classes at the district's Career Center. In 2014 they'll be able to start taking art classes too at Southwood Academy of Arts. Students will also be able to take electives at either T.L. Hanna or Westside. The district's new schedule works more like college classes. Buses will work like a shuttle system taking students to and from classes.

Freda Partain says she wishes this change had come earlier. A couple years ago her grandson's girlfriend was in an accident heading back to Westside from the Career Center.

"I guess she was rushing you know but she had an accident," Partain says, "Tore her car up pretty bad."

Thankfully the girl was ok. It's accidents like that that helped prompt the change.

District 5 is still finalizing routes and calculating up how much the additional bus routes will cost. They're estimating the increase will be minimal, they say the state is paying for the gas. Parents tell us it doesn't matter what the final tally is.

"You can't put a price on your children's lives," Jansen says.

Parents can learn more about the new schedule at two meetings.

Anderson 5 committee meeting
Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
400 Pearman Dairy Road


Anderson 5 board meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
400 Pearman Dairy Road

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