Why does the school bus need my help?

School districts are facing financial strains, and in some areas, local officials are being forced to choose between school bus service and other educational priorities. When a school bus route is eliminated or the number of school buses is reduced, children have to turn to other, less safe ways to get to school. The school bus is not simply a matter of convenience for parents. By cutting back on school bus service, school districts unwittingly put more children at risk.