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Iowa House plan would pay $11 million toward school busing costs

Iowa House plan would pay $11 million toward school busing costs

DES MOINES — More than 40 percent of Iowa’s school districts would be in line for a one-time cash infusion to help cover their high costs of busing students under a measure advanced Wednesday in the House.

The House Appropriations Committee amended and approved Senate File 455, which under the House version would make $11.2 million available for busing students to and from school.

The bill also seeks to address an inequity in per-pupil funding with another $2.8 million.

Transportation costs long have been a concern for school administrators and lawmakers as enrollments declined and, in many cases, reorganizations resulted in geographically larger districts.

Read the full article on the Cedar Rapids Gazette website.



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