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Could bus routes be combined to save bussing costs?

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Could bus routes be combined to save bussing costs?

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Yes, and they have been combined where possible. As routes get larger and busses travel further, students are on busses longer. The district tries to keep travel time to a minimum. Does Markesan School District pay for bussing students who do not attend the public school? How are those students accounted for in the state aid formula? Yes. Markesan receives transportation aid from the state based on the previous year’s transportation expenses (which includes the non-public student costs). The transportation expenditures are paid out of fund 10 for regular ed students and fund 27 for special education students. Can we charge our students/families participation fees? Yes. However, education will remain free. Charging fees for co-curricular and extra-curricular programs can discriminate and limit participation. Creating or increasing fees would not bring in enough money to fix the current problem. Why can’t Markesan schools cut more from the budget? Since 2003 we have cut over $700,000 fro

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