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Poll Results: Willow Lane is Not Too Far to Walk

Voters say the longest walk is acceptable.

A patch poll published last week asked if 1.5 miles is too far to ask students from Willow Lane Elementary School to walk to get to class.

The to the district's newest elementary school which, directors said, was built with the intention of being a school that caters to walking students.

The poll asked voters to identify the most acceptable distance students should be expected to walk.

The majority -- 51 percent -- said 1.5 miles is the right distance.

Other voters said

* a quarter of a mile -- 23 votes or 8 percent

* half a mile -- 34 votes or 12 percent

* three quarters of a mile -- 25 votes or 9 percent

* one mile -- 43 votes or 15 percent.

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