Edmond Public Schools consolidates some bus stops and cuts courtesy service to neighborhoods within 1 mile of a school.
With a failed ballot measure and a projected cut in state funding, Greeley-Evans School District 6 will increase student walking distances and eliminate 14 school bus routes.
Hillsborough County students who live within 2 miles of their middle school or high school may no longer be eligible to ride the bus because of a lack of state funding for courtesy busing.
Parents express safety concerns about an Illinois school district’s decision to cancel bus service for some students who live within 1.5 miles of their school.
An earlier decision would have reduced student transportation spending by $2.45 million, but an outcry from parents prompts the Toronto Catholic District School Board to look for savings elsewhere.
In Denton, Texas, some high school students who don’t qualify to ride the yellow bus can get discounted transit passes and ride on an existing route to school.
Transportation departments can adopt new approaches to help reduce traffic around schools and to ensure the safety of students who don’t qualify for yellow bus service.
The Connecticut district will allow students who live more than half a mile from school — down from 1 mile — to ride the bus. Chronic absenteeism is up to 17% among kindergartners.
About 2,000 more Spring ISD students will be able to ride the bus, thanks to a decision by the district’s board. The cost for the first year will be $3.6 million.
In light of the civil unrest that has captivated the nation in recent weeks, the Ferguson-Florissant School District expands its school bus service to make sure students get to school safely. Bus routes for an elementary school in the “hot zone” of unrest will temporarily pick up children inside the normal 1-mile radius walk zone.
The Oak Ridge Board of Education is bringing back school bus service to about 1,300 of 1,800 students who had been affected by an expanded “parent responsibility zone,” following protests from parents and grandparents. The zone was expanded to 1.5 miles in June in an effort to reduce a $1.25 million budget deficit.
In March, Etiwanda School District launched a "shared cost model" pilot transportation program for students who live at least 3 miles from school. District officials say that the program "did not generate the interest nor the revenue that was expected," and the board decides to discontinue it after the last day of school.
A school board member at a Virginia district told the Washington Post, “We are not in the transportation business. We are in the education business.” That statement seems misguided and even unsettling. Yes, school districts’ primary responsibility is to educate children. But that doesn’t mean it’s their only responsibility. …