Humans of WA: Student body explores later start times dilemma

Srinithi Raj, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Because the school’s increase in funds was only about 1% this year as compared to the 3% average of previous years, going from a three tier system of 36 buses to a four tier system of 30 buses will save Westford Public Schools $444,174. According to Olsen, this bus cut will ensure the same high quality education for students, as it will save the jobs of eight to ten teachers throughout the district. 

Although the district needs to essentially choose between cutting buses or teachers, there is some controversy surrounding this change. The Ghostwriter was able to speak with freshman Sai Datla, sophomore Mia Rose, and juniors Aidan Stafford and Jane Edison regarding their opinions on this change.