Local school boards could add 15 minutes to the maximum route time for students under a rule change given initial approval by the State Board of Education.
Travel time is now limited to 75 minutes for high school students and 60 for elementary. Department of Education rules coordinator Nicole Proesch , says they had quite a bit of discussion with several groups about how to handle the travel time.
She says they discussed getting rid of the mandatory ride times altogether, but some of the groups didn’t want that and wanted to make sure the students were not on the bused too long. Proesch says this allows the school districts some room to make their own decisions based on the input of parents.
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