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School District Bans Limos, Party Buses For Prom

Students will be required to take chaperoned coach buses.

A New Jersey school district is stopping a prom tradition this year, barring students from arriving at the dance in a limousine, party bus or luxury vehicle.

According to CBS2 New York, Lakeland Regional High School Superintendent Hugh Beattie says the change is for the safety and equity for all students. Instead of arranging their own transportation, students will be required to take coaches buses provided by the district for $15. The buses will be chaperoned and will arrive and leave the venue at set times.

"This way we have a little more control over what's going on," Beattie told CBS2. "It's 45 minutes away from campus, so we'll make sure students get there and back safely."

Many students are disappointed by the change. "The limo party or bus party is the best part of the night," senior Alex Barna said. "For some kids it's their first time being on a limo and that's exciting!"

Some students and parents reportedly plan to protest the decision at a school board meeting next week.

What do you think? Would you like to see your school district implement similar rules? Let us know!

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