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Fair fees? Facing cuts, more schools charge for busing

from USA Today

As school districts across the country continue to face budget cuts, the practice of charging parents a fee to let their kids ride the bus is becoming more common. "We've been looking at this trend of more schools charging for transportation since '08," Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, said. "Districts that have been dealing with the recession by making cut after cut in programs are left with the unfortunate option of charging to transport kids to schools." Many of these districts with pay-to-ride bus services face allegations that they equate to charging tuition for a supposedly free public education. more

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