Busing Is Back for Paul Revere Middle School Students

Many older residents remember taking an Los Angeles Unified School District-sponsored bus from Pacific Palisades to Paul Revere Middle School. The buses went up and down the streets collecting students. Then, that busing stopped about the time of integration busing, and parents were left to find a way to get their kids to Allenford Avenue.

There are no continuous sidewalks for kids to walk on or a safe lane for kids to bike along Sunset Boulevard, arguably one of the most dangerous thoroughfares in Los Angeles, leaving almost no choices for parents but to drive/carpool.

(Left to right) Jack Bentley (6th grade), Blake Pecsok (6th), Luke Shuman (7th), Milo Dunne (6th), Finn Dunne (7th) and Brady Hall (6th) are among the Palisades students taking the parent-sponsored bus to Revere. Photo: Lesly Hall

(Left to right) Jack Bentley (6th grade), Blake Pecsok (6th), Luke Shuman (7th), Milo Dunne (6th), Finn Dunne (7th) and Brady Hall (6th) are among the Palisades students taking the parent-sponsored bus to Revere. Photo: Lesly Hall

Around 2008, Revere parents urged LAUSD to sponsor buses from the Palisades, to help alleviate the traffic chaos along Allenford every morning and afternoon that traps neighbors in their home. LAUSD would not pay for it.

This year, a parent-sponsored bus that holds 52 kids has been implemented. The cost for daily roundtrips for the school year is $1,600 and the bus makes seven stops, the first in the Highlands and the last at the Palisades Branch Library. The bus is full and has a waiting list.

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