Why does Athens City Schools use bus stops instead of door-to-door service?

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For student safety: By reducing the number of stops and the number of times a bus has to backup, the opportunity for bus incidents decreases. Fewer stops means safer passengers.
So buses will be grade level specific: Elementary students will ride with other elementary students. Intermediate school students will ride together. Middle school students will ride a bus just for middle school-aged students. This makes for a more positive bus experience for all students.
So students spend less time on buses: The average travel time spent on the bus is significantly less for students using a bus stop system.