Ohio District Slashes Busing To Cut Costs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Busing cuts mean thousands of students in one Ohio district have had to find new ways of getting to school after the holidays.

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Medina, Ohio (AP) -- Busing cuts mean thousands of students in one Ohio district have had to find new ways of getting to school after the holidays.

As of Monday, the Medina schools have reduced bus service to the state minimum.

Rides for high school students have been eliminated, and in the lower grades only students living more than two miles from school are being bused.

The district said in a newsletter that the changes would affect more than 4,000 students.

The school system south of Cleveland has been forced to cut costs after voters in November rejected an operating levy for the district.

Superintendent Randy Stepp says the reduction in busing should save $400,000 this year.

Police prepared for an increase in traffic around schools.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Whitley Location: Marietta on Jan 4, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    That is a great way of getting even with voters for not voting for the levy. Unfortunately, I'm sure some parents are being put in a bind because someone without kids did not want to spend his money on the levy. Not good for limited income people who have lost their jobs and have to scramble to figure out a way for their kids to go to school or be charged with truancy.
  • by Roger Location: Williamstown on Jan 4, 2010 at 10:09 AM
    Can't anyone see that the future of this great nation rests in education? Tax me, a senior citizen, for education and for DEFENSE but not for aggression. This would be minding our own business. Additionally, let's practice our christian principles.
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