Budget cuts and increased fuel costs are combining to make it harder for school districts to provide bus service for students. And a new state proposal could render transportation funding as optional for school officials.
The plan also would reduce state school transportation spending by 20 percent, to $496 million.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
The Wheels On The Bus May Not Be Going Round And Round For Much Longer
California ed code specifically allows for school districts to charge fees to ride school buses; some districts do charge, others don't. But with California mired in so much debt, there may be an alternative to charging for buses--not providing them at all: