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Why school districts are spending bus taxes elsewhere

from Daily Herald

One of the smallest school districts in DuPage County bused just 429 students last year, but the cost to taxpayers to bus those students was one of the highest. That's because much of the money Queen Bee Elementary District 16 levied for busing is being diverted for other purposes. And other suburban school districts are doing the same. District 16 took in $5,307 for every student it bused last year, but it spent just $1,390 per student for transportation, according to a Daily Herald analysis of 90 suburban school district audits. Then, Queen Bee transferred $2 million of its nearly $2.3 million in transportation funds to pay for other operations that already are taxing as high as they can without a referendum. more

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