Mike Pezzi lost his battle with the board to have his son safely board the bus in front of his home, but he went down swinging. During question period, Pezzi criticized the board for not taking the safety of children seriously. Referring to his time on the St. Francis governing board as well as the transportation advisory committee, Pezzi went on to accuse the board of ignoring complaints from parents about bus drivers refusing to speak English to kids, a claim categorically denied by board chair Michael Murray. Insisting it was not a board wide issue, Murray encouraged Pezzi to provide specific examples of bus drivers refusing to speak English, to which Pezzi responded, ‘you were sitting at the table.’ The resolution adopted by the board regarding Pezzi’s file denied the request to declare his street a danger zone, and also included recommendations to the municipality of Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton to improve signage in the area in question and plow the sidewalk in winter. See full story in the Thursday, May 24th edition of The Record.