Re: Damage to My Propery at School Bus Stop Put Teens in Danger and I Want Stop Moved
You do not need any legal precedent to ASK that the school district move the bus stop. You can make the request of the Superintendent or even the School Board if need be. They may not agree, but you can always ask. You might also consider speaking to the city roads or planning department, or even the police about the issue. Again, there may be nothing they can or will do, but you can ask.
I cannot imagine there exists any legal mandate that they MUST move the bus stop because your fence may be damaged again. But, you can consult an attorney in your area to see if he or she might have some ideas.
"Knee jerk" - in you opinion - or not, they do not have to agree with you. Chances are they placed the stop where it was after consideration of the route for safety, access, and visibility. Again, you can always ask them to reconsider ... they do not have to do so.
It seems the knee jerk reaction from the school to a request for move the stop was an automatic NO, when it would be in everyone's best interest to move it. I am wondering what has worked in the past or suggestions about who to contact in my case that would result in t seeing this stop moved.
You can certainly report the damage to the police. They may, or may not, take a report for vandalism. Chances are they will not investigate it very far, but, if they have a school officer with a lot of time on his hands, maybe he or she will ask around a bit and find out who did the damage.
Is this something best resolved by filing a property damage with the police?
Sure. Not sure that they can do anything about the school's bus stop, but they might choose to express their opinion.
Should I getting local government involved like cc'ing the mayor or other politicians this request to the school board?
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