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Mogadore schools 'rehearse' week without busing
The experiment demonstrates what next fall may be like if the levy fails this May
Story by KELSEY LEYVA


 
Superintendent Christina Dinklocker says this week was meant to be a rehearsal for what it would be like if the levy fails.
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A small school district in Northeast Ohio is taking an unusual approach to drive home the need for a new levy.

Mogadore Local School District cut busing this week for students who live within two miles of their school. If the levy fails this May, these students will be forced to find other forms of transportation.

Superintendent Christina Dinklocker says her decision to cut busing this week was meant to act as a rehearsal for what may happen next fall.

LISTEN: Superintendent Christina Dinklocker's reasoning for the rehearsal

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LISTEN: Josh Cooper's reaction to the busing cut

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“I thought to myself, if we got to that point and a parent said to me late in August ‘hey Dinklocker, you saw this coming five months ago why you didn’t think it through, why didn’t you rehearse it, why didn’t you plan better,’ and I can’t justify an answer for that.”

Although Dinklocker says the week without busing wasn’t mean to punish the community, some parents disagree.

Josh Cooper says he’s voting for the levy, but isn’t sure the experiment will encourage others to do the same.

“By them using the bullying tactics and blowing down on us people that live in this village, I think it’s going to have a negative effect on it. They’re going to hold some animosity towards the school for this inconvenience. Because I’m not the only one being inconvenienced. A lot of my neighbors are because we’re working citizens.” 

Transportation will start again Monday. Dinklocker says a meeting will be held next week to discuss the week without busing.
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