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January 12, 2012  |   Comments (1)   |   Post a comment

Ohio district to reduce bus service to state minimum


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TIFFIN, Ohio — Next school year, only students in grades K-8 who live more than two miles away from school will be transported by Tiffin City Schools' buses, The Advertiser-Tribune reports.

The Tiffin City board of education approved reducing transportation of students to state-minimum standards at a meeting in December. The plan is expected to save the district approximately $120,000.

Currently, 600 regular-education students are transported daily. The new plan means that next year, the number will drop to about 250.

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Hope they plan on cutting taxes for those that have to transport their own children. Schools need to find other ways to save money. Transportation is a key value because most students have parents that work and can't take them to school and not many teenagers have the money to pay for insurance on a car to drive. Do you really think most teenagers will go out of their way to find a way to go to school? It will be just another excuse for them to give up and quit school. This is just not realistic in today's situations.

nan    |    Jan 17, 2012 09:54 AM

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