LANSINGBURGH, N.Y. -- School officials say improvements are in the works after over 400 parents signed a petition urging the Lansingburgh Central School District to review its bussing policy.
Students as young as 4 walk up to a mile and a half to school -- some, along what parents call potentially dangerous streets.
The sidewalk here near New Turnpike Elementary in Lansingburgh looks great, and that's thanks to the City of Troy, trying to make kids who have to walk to school a little safer.
Lansingburgh School Superintendent Cynthia Dedominick is pleased with the steps the city of Troy is taking to make students walking to school safer.
For the last two decades, the districts bus policy has stated that no student who lives within a mile and a half of their school will be bussed.
Dedominick says the school district has been trying to partner with the city of Troy to at least make the children's walking experience more pleasurable and safer.