I understand parents’ and students’ concerns over proposed changes in boundaries that may close a few Wichita schools, but let’s keep things in perspective.
There are now two school-age children living in my block in Riverside. Two. My wife and my children attended kindergarten and first grade at Woodland School, two-and-a-half blocks from my home. Second-through-sixth, my children were bused to Mueller and McLain for special education. They came back to the neighborhood for middle school at Marshal, and high school at North … a mile away.
My story: sixth grade at Peterson, two blocks from home. Three years at Hadley Junior High … an eight-mile round trip by bus or car pool. Three years at West High … a 14-mile daily round trip by car pool and my own car. It would be another ten years after I graduated that a high school opened a mile from my boyhood home.
In all those years of daily commuting I don’t recall ever hearing a single parent or student complain.
Our thought for today is from Joe Walsh:
“I can’t complain, but sometimes I still do.”