Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fewer Bus Stops Part of School Transportation Changes

"More students in Duval County could be walking to school or seeing their parents give them a ride to a school so they can catch a magnet bus."

"The Duval County School Board is rethinking its transportation plan to save money in tight times. Several changes are being considered that would add up to nearly $5 million in savings to taxpayers."

"One proposal up for debate would cut some bus stops for students who attend magnet schools. This plan would have magnet students picked from their neighborhood school and then bused to their magnet school."

"Another transportation change would increase the distance from school where transportation is provided. At present, students are not afforded a bus ride if they live closer than 1.5 miles from their school. That distance could be increased to 2 miles, which is the state standard."

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