180 Milford Students Will Be Walking To School Next Year- Fat Kids Revolt

180 Milford Students Will Be Walking To School Next Year- Fat Kids Revolt
6 comments, 04/23/2014, by , in LOCAL, NEWS

This is my worst nightmare as a former fat kid.  I lived about one mile from my elementary school and I still made my mother drop me off and pick me up everyday- Like I said I was a fat kid.  Plus, if she picked me up from school it got me home faster to my afternoon snack of Snickers and endless amounts of Care Bear cartoons.  Pretty soon Milford fat kids will have to be begging their parents to drive them too.

According to new school guidelines, if a student in elementary school lives within one mile from the school, there will be no school bus option.  For middle schoolers it’s one and a half miles, and high schoolers it is now two miles.  Two miles!  You know how far that is for a kid that spends their day playing Candy Crush in front of their TV on their iPad eating Doritos?! This new guideline will transform about 180 students from bus service to  walkers.

I don’t want to sound like I’m encouraging the fatness of our youth, but two miles to walk to school is pretty far away.  Unless you’re a gym rat (or a Boston Marathon runner), when is the last time you walked four miles in a single day- for no reason?  Imagine your kid doing that five times a week for a distance of 20 miles.  Plus at a leisurely fat girl pace of 12-15 minutes per mile, that’s an extra half hour of time to allow for a high schooler’s commute.  Seems excessive.  Hopefully these children will pack a lot of juice packs and Cheetos to hold them over until they arrive at school.


Source: WFSB

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  1. Tracey Isabelle
    April 24th, 2014 10:33

    Both. Walked for elementary and bus for Jr. and High School. I HATED the bus. We’d walk because we enjoyed it! These kids might find out that they will too!


  2. ShockednAwed
    April 24th, 2014 8:21

    Misthing I do agree about the very young although I walked to Springdale school in 5th grade in Stamford which was a mile away.


  3. ShockednAwed
    April 24th, 2014 8:18

    Whoa, I guess all of us that lived in Stamford in the late 70′s and 80′s are Lucky to be alive. As We had to walk if we were within 2 miles of the school. Unless you stayed after for some reason you might have been lucky enough to catch the late bus which sometimes brought you closer. But seriously folks. Are you really whining about a mile to 2 mile walk? What a lazy bunch of people. Also for Misthing in Ansonia. My son stayed after school for a project and wasn’t “ALLOWED” on the late bus because the Middle school for some reason didn’t have a late bus to take him ACROSS TOWN So my 14 year old son WALKED from the middle school home clear past the Police Dept.. SUCK IT UP!


  4. Misthing
    April 23rd, 2014 21:57

    No parent will let their very young child walk a mile to school, and no highschooler will walk 2 miles…fat or not. From a green point of view, you are putting 180 more cars on the road to get kids to school.  Kind of stupid.  Of course, in Ansonia, the bus stops are a block from each other, which is also stupid.


  5. Uwin
    April 23rd, 2014 17:29

    This makes me remember about the “OHIO kidnap case” …


  6. Jessie
    April 23rd, 2014 14:53

    I agree that two miles is a little far — but most of them will probably get driven anyway!


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