Local parent Mike Pezzi worries every time his 11-year-old son walks down the narrow shoulder of the road to reach the school bus pickup spot. Pezzi said his repeated requests to the Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB) have been denied for a pickup in front of his home even though the bus passes by his address twice during the route. Pezzi lives in Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton on Rue Principale, which is a provincial road (Route 249). His son is required to walk along the shoulder of the road. There is a sidewalk on the opposite side of the street, but Pezzi said it is not cleared in the winter. “It’s not a long walk,” Pezzi said, explaining that it is roughly 160 metres, the equivalent of four houses down the street. “It’s not a question of distance. It’s a safety issue,” Pezzi said, explaining that there is substantial traffic and the 50km/h speed limit is not respected. See full story in the Thursday, March 1st edition of The Record.