Spring Lake school district eyes transportation changes

Mid-day busing could potentially be eliminated under a plan by Spring Lake Public Schools transportation officials. The plan includes changes to routes, and pickup and drop-off policies. The changes - which would take effect at the start of the 2011-12 school year - would save the district around $120,000 per year, said Linda Evans, the Spring Lake district's transportation director. Savings would be realized by requiring a student to be picked up and dropped off at the same spot every day.
Jordan Travis
Apr 13, 2011


Evans presented this plan to the school board and a crowd of parents at a work session Monday evening. The proposal was an attempt to control transportation costs and help the district close a funding shortfall, she said.

Eliminating the eight mid-day bus routes would save the district $52,000 per year, Evans said. Kindergarten and Young Fives students would either have to be transported by parents or sign up for an after-school program, she said.

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