Legislators Cut Millions From School Buses, Again

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The more folks learn about the budget deal, the more cuts they discover. WUNC reports on another round of cuts, $4.6 million this year, to school transportation budgets, primarily for busses. From their article,

The cut comes one year after the Legislature upped the number of miles a school bus could stay on the roads.

"We do have a bit of an older fleet out there, not dramatically, but it is an older fleet now," says Derek Graham, the director of transportation services at the Department of Public Instruction. 

"And we do have buses that have to be repaired at local expense rather than being repaired under warranty because that mileage threshold changed."

Graham says that change last year and this year’s budget cut put extra pressure on local school districts to use funds that could have gone to the classroom.

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  1. Dawn Goodman's avatar
    Dawn Goodman
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    The legislators are doing all they can to hinder the ability of poor and middle class children to receive an education in this state. They hope to produce illiterate children to control who they vote for in the future.
  2. Dolores Campbell's avatar
    Dolores Campbell
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    Stupid people making stupid bills. They have no forward vision. Please vote these people out in November. Wish McCory was up for election/re election, he would fall on his face.
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