A state report indicates the fleet of yellow buses owned by Iowa’s public schools traveled more than 40 million miles last year.
Some geographically large Iowa school districts are spending more than $900 a year for each student who rides the bus to and from school. “Some of the larger school districts in some of the far-flung areas of the state are very expensive,” House Speaker Linda Upmeyer said Thursday during a statehouse news conference.
Upmeyer and other Republican lawmakers are offering to supplement some school transportation budgets, but in varying degrees. Republicans in the House are suggesting a $10 million boost for the coming year.
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