Todd Davis

Garland ISD to Discuss Shortening Students' Bus Rides

The Garland Independent School District board is scheduled to meet Tuesday evening to discuss the length of some students' bus rides.

Students in Central Garland and the "West Walnut Cluster" spend nearly 90 minutes on the school bus each day. District officials said they want to cut that time time in half by moving bilingual teachers to new schools.

"It will be more convenient to us for them to change the routes," parent Lindsay Carias said.

School board president Larry Glick told NBC 5 his biggest concern is taking students out of a school where they are comfortable. Members will discuss grandfathering in third- and fourth-grade students.

Board approval is needed to make the switch. Their decision should be made by about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

NBC 5's Ellen Bryan contributed to this report.

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