Bus Boundary Rules


Samantha R, Student Writer

A lot of kids take the bus here at Draper Park, but there are also many kids who can’t take the bus because they live too close to the school.

According to the Canyons School District website, 6th graders who live less than 1.5 miles from school can’t ride the bus and 7th and 8th graders can’t take the bus if they live less than 2 miles from the school. Why do 7th and 8th graders need to live farther away than the 6th graders to be able to take the bus?

A student here at Draper Park Middle School, Eden Linkous,  lives too close to the school to take the bus and has to ride her bike. Her response to this was, “I think [the school bus boundaries are] weird and unfair, but some 6th graders aren’t used to taking the bus so that might be why” and  “I think it’s unfair because the kids in those boundaries have to find other ways to get to school”. When asked if her if we should change the bus boundaries, she said, “Yes, to make them smaller so more people can go”.