New Bus Service Announced for Franklin Township Students
Franklin Township parents will either have to drive their kids to school or shell out $550 a year for bus service.
The Central Indiana Educational Service Center says it's offering busing to students in the district. They're charging parents $55.00 a month.
Executive Director Dr. Maryann Dewann says her agency will begin holding public meetings next month for parents with questions. Enrollment is set to begin July 11th. Dewann says she's uncertain how many students will be eligible for bus service.
She says the service follows the failure of a property tax referendum designed to raise money for the school district. Like many Indiana school districts, Franklin Township is suffering from state funding cuts.
Officials say they were forced to eliminate school bus transportation due to limits on property taxes and reduced collections.
Dewann says CIESC will lease the buses, but details on how the system will work remain to be ironed out.
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