Three Mennonite kids are the last to get off the bus in Lazbuddie, Texas.
Superintendent Joanna also has to drive the school bus for Lazbuddie schools but primarily is trying to figure out how to keep the school and community alive as they run out of water. When she started they had about 100 students now they have over 200 primarily from luring other communities children by offering an excellent robotics program and offering daycare. She had 90 days of water left for 16 families (teachers are housed at the school complex). The well got down to 15 feet of standing water. She got federal funds for a $360K well but who knows how long that will last. There are 88,000 wells around her in the TX panhandle that are poorly regulated and the water mining is affecting neighboring communities.
- Randy Olson
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