PA Officials Seek Safe Passage for Amish Children
March 29, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - The dozens of children learning to read and write at the six Amish schools in Somerset County get there the old-fashioned way: They walk.
No yellow buses ferry children from their farms to the one-room Summit Mills Schoolhouse near Meyersdale, a simple white-frame building heated by a fireplace. Only a small black bell on the roof hints at the building's purpose.
Passing motorists don't see school zone signs alerting them to watch for the students, who walk in the two-lane roadway out front.
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