School district decision on bus shelters criticized

I cannot believe that the Chilliwack School Board has the revolting apathy to not provide a safe haven from massive dump trucks carrying dangerous and unsecured rocks along Chilliwack Lake Road! These are children; dozens of them from as young as kindergarten upwards. There can be at least 10 kids at one stop in the morning hours of darkness. The stops are on intersections and the shoulder is not wide enough for children to stay safe. Should they stand in the middle of a connecting street?! Should they resort to the ditch?!

I cannot believe that the Chilliwack School Board has the revolting apathy to not provide a safe haven from massive dump trucks carrying dangerous and unsecured rocks along Chilliwack Lake Road!  These are children; dozens of them from as young as kindergarten upwards.  There can be at least 10 kids at one stop in the morning hours of darkness.  The stops are on intersections and the shoulder is not wide enough for children to stay safe.  Should they stand in the middle of a connecting street?!  Should they resort to the ditch?!

I already know of one child who was hit by a car a couple of years ago.  He lived, but he would not have if it were a dump truck! Those rocks do not have to be very big to severely injure or kill a child if they get hit by just one of them.

What are they thinking?!  My daughter is at one of those stops.  She is 14, but her age does not give her a huge advantage when it comes to fast flying large rocks.  What about the younger ones?!  The road is dangerous enough with speeders and now what are these kids supposed to do?!  They made us pay $200 last fall just to guarantee getting them on the buses.  We should not have to be paying to send our kids to public education in the first place. That is probably a lot of the reason the School Board is in surplus with their money.  Now you won’t provide safety for our children?!  Where are your priorities?  We gave to you, when we should not have to, and you won’t even give to us and try to ensure some amount of safety for our children?!

You do not deserve to be our school board if you cannot put the children’s safety first!  I am totally disgusted with the ignorance and recklessness you are demonstrating.  You have not heard the end of this!  Reverse your decision or get out of office.

Suzanne Tyrrell

Chilliwack Lake Road

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