Districts Asking Parents to Pony Up for Bus Services

It’s become increasingly common for districts to contract their bus services to private providers … Many districts have begun turning to parents to foot the bill for transportation. Just this week, a private company announced it would be offering bus service for a fee to roughly 2,500 students who attend magnet and choice schools in Brevard County, FL … On the opposite coast, the 6,600-student Paso Robles district in central California … has virtually no free bus service. Most students must pay something for transportation … The 86,000-student Jefferson County, CO school system has also in recent years moved to a fee-based transportation system.

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