Parents at Wednesday's Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District meeting brought out one parent concerned for her daughter's safety as well as a parent who wanted to highlight the effort the district has made in preparing special education children for college.
A mother of a private school child asked the board if it was possible to have her daughter's bus stop moved to the front of her home.
"When she leaves, it's dark and I just feel like standing on the corner by herself in the dark is a safety concern," she said. "The bus needs to pass my house anyway to get to the corner," she added.
After being asked by Dr. Henry Kiernan, superintendent, if she had spoken to the transportation department, the mother said that she did and was told that the issue wasn't up for discussion and no exceptions would be made.
Dr. Matthew Kuschner, board president, said that he would look into the matter further and be in touch.
Jerry Claire, a father of a former Calhoun student, addressed the board about the college night that the school held for special education students that are planning to go to college.
In addition, he said that the CHSD has made great strides and has many other districts looking to it for best practices. "We had administrators, parents and students coming from all over to come to our district to see what we are doing," he said."We are leading."