The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
After taking heat from parents and community activists, Atlanta Public Schools reversed field Wednesday night on its cost-cutting transportation plan. The system announced it will spend another $2.8 million to increase bus service, especially in downtown neighborhoods where kids had been forced to walk to school.
The change came less than 48 hours after parents protested outside APS headquarters and railed at the school board during its Monday night meeting, demanding bus service be restored for students who live within a mile of elementary schools in communities such as Pittsburgh, near Turner Field, where 44 percent of households have no transportation, according to U.S. census data.
Pittsburgh resident Travie Leslie told the board Monday she was concerned there are a lot of registered sex offenders living in her school district. The GBI’s sex