Father of Special Needs Child Requests Proper Bus Service
Published August 21st, 2013
ALACHUA COUNTY- School is in full swing in North Central Florida but getting there is half the challenge.
One father says his special needs son is not getting the transportation he needs to get to school.
Steven McMullen says he's waited 3 days to get a handicap school bus to pick up and drop off his fifth grade son, Kayn.
Kayn has Down Syndrome, communication disorders, and a heart condition.
McMullen says he's not satisfied with the walk that his son is expected to make to and from the bus stop.
"Not at all, not with the heat index near 100 and him with a heart condition and the school system knows that and has documented that, it really concerns me to have him walk home."
Special needs students like Kayn are issued an I-E-P or individualized education program every year.
Transportation needs are adressed in I-E-P's, but Kayn's does not say he's incapable of walking.
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