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NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Henry High Asian Club Meets With Minneapolis School Board Members On Bus Transportation
On May 30, Henry High Asian club members met with school board members Alberto Monserrate and Kim Ellison. The Henry students recommended that the Go-To Card enabling students to use city buses be optional at Henry for the 2012-2013 school year, with school bus rides available.
Introducing Henry High Asian club members to Minneapolis school board member Monserrate
The Hmong students said that their families were worried about safety on city buses, that some parents were ready to transfer their children to other schools, and that many parents of 8th graders planned to send their children to high schools that use school buses.
Gary Vang talks with Minneapolis school board members Kim Ellison and Alberto Monserrate
One student shared concerns his family has about his younger brother using city buses. Other students talked about problems friends have had on city buses.
Beth Vang shares her thoughts with the school board members
The Asian club members said that if the Go Card was an option, and some Henry students use the card without problems, it was the best way to help persuade Hmong families that using the Go-To card can be safe.
Victory neighborhood resident Debbie Nelson hands postcards collected by neighbors supporting the Asian club to school board members. Henry students and neighbors have sent over 500 postcards each to school board members Monserrate and Ellison supporting the optional Go-To cards with school bus rides available
Debbie entices the Henry Asian Club to shop at Victory's Garage Sale Extravaganza. The Victory Neighborhood Association hosted the meeting
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