Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Reducing the Cost of School Busing Shouldn't be Complicated

Apparently at the School District budget meeting last night folks were asking about the costs of busing.

Here's some ideas!

1) Don't duplicate bus service - use Cherriots for Jr. High and High School Students.
2) Offer in-class Bike Safety Ed for every 5th and 6th grader with the expectation that Jr. High School and High School students will walk and bike to school.
3) Develop Safe Routes programming at every school and fund infrastructure improvements.

The way bus service is funded is something of a boondoggle - and I know there are readers who understand it better and can comment more incisively!

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