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IN FULL BLOOM Spring weather bolsters botanic gardens event P24 PORTRAIT Liesener rediscovers love thought lost P13 50 Delaware's Cape Region TUESDAY, MAY 20 - THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 capegazette.com Cape plan calls for 300 more walkers Bus proposal on tap at May 22 meeting By Melissa Steele melissasteele@capegazette.com Hundreds more Cape Henlopen stu- dents will walk to school under a new transportation plan that could be adopted by the school board this week. The plan also calls for shorter bus rides on some of the district's longest routes. "If you live within a half mile of the school, then you should walk," said board member Sara Wilkinson. Superintendent Robert Fukon said the district would no longer use state-funded buses to transport students in the walk zone. Cape staggers start times at district schools, but each bus is currently doing a single route to transport students. As the district has grown, so has the need for more buses. State education officials will not agree to pay for more buses for Cape schools unless the district schedules double bus runs, meaning the same bus would be used for two runs, said Director of Administrative Services Brian Bassett. On May 8, Bassett and Transportation Supervisor Len Richardson presented a three-year transportation plan to the board estimating that about 300 students who currently ride buses would walk to school. Many students attending Shields, Continued on page 10 RIDING OFF IN STYLE TRACK AND FIELD Hart, Mills and Young win state titles for Cape P29 REHOBOTH BEACH Clty officials consider ordinance to address lot mergers P4 SUSSEX Arlett joins crowded District 5 county council race PlO LEWES MAYOR JIM FORD and his wife Teresa are escorted from their Savannah Road home by driver Dick Bryan to Lewes Canalfront Park, where a ceremony was held to honor Ford's 22 years of service to the city. Ford officially passed the gavel to Ted Becker at the may- NICK ROTH PHOTO or and city council meeting May 19. The May 18 ceremony featured speeches from Gov. Jack Marketl, House Speaker Rep. Pete Schwartz- kopf and several other elected officials and friends. See story and photos in the Friday, May 23 edition INDEX Classifieds 31 Community Calendar 12 Garden & Farm 24 Health & Fitness 18 Obituaries 14 School & Education 26 Sports & Outdoors 28 Weather 47 "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance."