TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - In a News 10 follow up, Vigo County students are in their fifth week of school.
News 10 still receives phone calls from parents saying some children are elbow to elbow with other students.
This time, the focus is on bus transportation.
We spoke to a couple mothers and their daughters at the bus stop.
They say the answer should be simple: they want another bus.
Their kids attend Otter Creek Middle School.
They say the bus they ride is too crowded, with mostly three students to a seat and an estimated 70 kids on board.
One of the students says it's so bad, she wants to walk home, which worries her mom.
"I'm not even here when she gets home and we can't take her back and forth all the time. I want another bus or something so that she can ride the school bus. That's all I'm asking for, I don't think that's a lot," Mother Sandie Page said.
We spoke with Vigo County School Transportation Department Director Frank Fennell.
He said the capacity on the school bus is 78 students.
The department makes adjustments to routes all year.
Effective Monday, they will add another route, taking 10 to 15 students off some Otter Creek buses.
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