The Goshen Community School Corporation is moving ahead with plans to cut bus service for some students.
The board voted, Tuesday evening, in favor of making some changes to the way kids get to and from school, as well as during field trips and after-school activities.
Those cuts include reducing the number of bus stops in the morning and afternoon, eliminating some bus routes, and telling drivers not to wait for students who are not at their bus stops.
Under the plan, trips for music and athletics will no longer be paid for by the district. It’ll be up to the individual programs to pay for those trips.
School start and end times would also change slightly, as way to make buses run more efficiently.
The district is reacting to a $1 million shortfall in its transportation budget, the result of fewer property tax dollars coming in to the district.
The cuts approved Tuesday add up to about $350,000 in savings, so this likely won’t be the end of it.
“That’s really hard to say, it depends on so many things about tax caps,” said Superintendent Diane Woodworth.
She said the cuts would make the district “more efficient, but we also hope that we can always provide transportation here in Goshen schools for our kids.”
Once the district hammers out more specifics about what it’ll cut, they plan to hold public meetings later this summer to explain the changes to parents.
No parents spoke against or in favor of the cuts during Tuesday’s meeting. Just a handful of people were in the room when the board voted.
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