California School Boards, Administrators Consider Joining Suit Over Busing Funds

By: Brian Shields - Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:25:54 -0800

SACRAMENTO (KRON) -- Kids can't learn if they can't get to school which is one reason several districts are considering a lawsuit against the state to restore funds that pay for school buses.

The Los Angeles Unified District is already launching the litigation in the wake of the loss of more than $325 million in state funding, part of which pays for school bus operators, fuel, and maintenance.

Members of the California School Boards Association and the Association of California School Administrators are also considering joining in on the lawsuit.

Officials with the School Boards Association say the loss of nearly a quarter of a billion dollars dedicated to buses will make life much more difficult for special needs students and children who live in remote rural areas.

School districts across the state are also looking for ways to save in the wake of nearly $80 million in general fund cuts.

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