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District set to cut regular-education bus service

Posted on June 24, 2011

KELLER, Texas — Keller Independent School District (ISD) is poised to cut all of its regular school bus service after school board president Kevin Stevenson said earlier this week that voters turned down requests to raise taxes by about $260 per year for a $200,000 home.

District officials said cutting the bus service will save more than $2 million. Keller ISD will save an additional $3.6 million by increasing class sizes and eliminating teaching positions, according to a story on CBSDFW.com.

The group that quickly formed in opposition to the tax increase, KISD Families For Fiscal Responsibility, told the news source that it will not disband now that the voting is over. Treasurer Michelle Wood said that the group will transition to focus on other issues after internal polling showed that as many as 70 percent of voters were opposed to new taxes. 

Stevenson told the news source that it is possible that the district could attempt another vote, but he wasn’t certain if or when that might happen, according to the story on CBSDFW.com.

Related Topics: budget cuts, cutting costs

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