It'll be good for the little darlings:
Here's how rising fuel prices affect an organization with a fleet of 1,273 school buses: The Montgomery County school board today will consider giving Superintendent Jerry D. Weast emergency powers to make students walk farther to school, if need be, in the coming academic year.
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Currently, elementary school students walk up to a mile, middle school students 1.5 miles and high school students two miles.
Why, when I was a kid, we had to -- etc., etc., etc.