Horseshoe Bend Parents Face Uphill Battle to Fund Sports Transportation

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High-school athletes and their parents in the Horsehoe Bend school district are beginning to face the consequences of two failed school levies. Because of insufficient funding, cuts include teachers' pay, job cuts, days taken off the school calendar, and transportation to and from sport activities.

Having no buses to transit athletes to the games is a much bigger deal in a community like Horseshoe Bend: They play against teams in Cambridge, Council and Riggins.

For now, parents or players are driving themselves, up and down Idaho 55, quite often late at night.

Parents and students consider their dilemma a uphill battle, quite literally. They're sponsoring the Race 2 the Summit half marathon on Saturday, Sept. 29, including a run (or walk) ascent to Horseshoe Bend Summit, a 6.3-mile climb.

Entry fees will go toward funding for school activity transportation.