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Nebraska school district considers bus, van purchases to replace taxi use by homeless students

from The Republic

School officials in Lincoln are asking the Board of Education to acquire more buses and vans so the district no longer has to use taxis to transport homeless children to and from school. Federal law requires that public schools pay transportation costs to get students to and from their home school when they become homeless. Very few, if any, of the children served by the district live on the streets, said Lincoln Public Schools homeless outreach specialist Bryan Seck. But they often live at six or seven addresses within a school year. Federal law and the district try to provide some stability, said Seck. more

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