Among Massachusetts districts, Boston spends the most to meet homeless student transportation requirements, with a projected FY 2012 cost of $760,949. Photo by Rick Berk
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Homeless student busing costs Mass. districts $11M

The costs stem from the state's participation in the federal McKinney-Vento program. State Auditor Suzanne Bump calls on lawmakers to allot funding for what she found to be "an unfunded state mandate."

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Washington district contracts with American Logistics Co.

The student transportation management company will serve Kent School District to provide service for 10 to 15 percent of the district’s hardest-to-serve McKinney-Vento students who have been displaced to remote areas inside and outside of district boundaries.

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Grant offered to fund student field trips

The program, launched last year by NAPT President Linda Bluth and her partner, will give preference this year to applications that benefit homeless students in Washington and Oregon, although the award will be discretionary.

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Bus drivers help provide stability for homeless children

Once a child is enrolled in Portland, Ore.'s Community Transitional School, he or she can continue to attend the school regardless of frequent address changes that would require transferring to another district. Bus routes are changed often to follow students' moves.

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