I just moved to the Diablo Grande Golf course area and was completely unaware of the ridiculous Newman-Crows Landing and Patterson Joint Unified school district boundaries.
I found that Diablo Grande is located within the Newman-Crows Landing School District and children must attend the school located there.
My dilemma is, Why must a person drive 28 miles to Newman-Crows Landing schools when there are schools 11 miles away in Patterson?
When I complained of this to the Patterson Joint Unified School District office, they did inform me that a bus is available to bus the children to and from the Diablo Grande area. I have seen the buses that bus the children here, and there are about six students present on this bus.
I would like to know what thought goes into this situation, considering the factors of paying a driver and paying for insurance and fuel, among other costs. This must be addressed as soon as possible. Several people here at Diablo Grande do not understand it and just go with the flow.
Al Lucero, Diablo Grande