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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -  A Fort Wayne mother says she's frustrated that Fort Wayne Community Schools only offered bus transportation to one of her two children.

The catch? Both her children attend school in the same building.

Patricia Galvan says most days she has to take her kids to school herself since her home is located in a "No transport zone."

But this year? 

Galvan says she received a letter in the mail offering bus transportation for her daughter because she attends New Tech Academy. 

Her 16-year-old son attends Wayne High School, which is in the same building as New Tech. 

"We are in a no-transport zone, so last year I mean it was difficult but I know what I signed up for. But this year it's a matter of if you're willing to send a bus for her, why wouldn't you let him on the bus? They're going to the same place," Galvan said.

We reached out to officials with Fort Wayne Community Schools for an on-camera interview.

They declined our request, but sent us an email with the published handbook transportation policies that pertain to this situation and further explanation.

The statement reads in part,

"For the son, if he is in the traditional Wayne program, he would not be eligible for transportation. Since the daughter is in New Tech Academy, she would be eligible for transportation as long as she lives more than 2 miles from the school. New Tech is one of our programs of study."

After providing that statement earlier on Thursday explaining district policy and declining any action on the matter, Krista Stockman called us back with an update.

She says Fort Wayne Community Schools will make an exception for the student who is not currently riding the bus.

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