Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott has organized a bus stop cleanup day in her district to help quell nerves associated with the first day of school.
Scott is the councilwoman for District 1 and she says the cleanup this Saturday will target bus stops in three neighborhoods: Park Duvalle, Chickasaw, and Parkland.
“We have dozens that need to be cleaned. We’ll probably get to 15 to 20 of them because we don’t want to just focus on the bus stop proper but we also want to look at entire block,” she says.
The councilwoman says the idea came from Scott Whitenack, a teacher at Chenoweth Elementary School. She says he’s also reaching out to District 5’s Cheri Bryant Hamilton to continue the volunteer program in both district this winter.
Educators say the first few days are important for developing school culture and community. Scott says many West Louisville bus stops are littered with trash, beer bottles and cigarette butts and she hopes cleaning them up will help students clear their minds.
Jefferson County Public Schools classes begin next Tuesday.