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D-49 could cut controversial fees for school bus riders

March 13, 2012

 

Gazette Article Talks about School Bus Fees in D49

 

 

 

 

 

Falcon School District 49 students who ride the bus and their families may see lower rates and more stops for the program next year.

The district transportation director suggested several changes to the school board for the fee-for-service program, including cutting the price and adding more bus stops. Proposals could be presented to the board for a vote in April.

District 49 started charging for $1 per bus ride at the start of this school year as way to save money. At the same time, the location and number of stops significantly changed.

“We’ve had a lot of calls on how expensive it is,” said Cindy Hardin, D-49 transportation director. The cost is an extreme hardship for many families, especially those with multiple children, she said.

She proposed a flat-rate fee for bus riders, $200 for bus rides for an entire school year if paid all at once, or $240 if paid monthly.

Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/school-134989-bus-district.html#ixzz1p0pzgeXC

 

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  1. jbmonco
    March 22, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Sounds like the D38 plan is more reasonable though I wish it wasn’t necessary.

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