State funding for school transportation

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Transporting students to and from school is costing public school districts more than they’re receiving from the state, and a legislative measure introduced this session would worsen the underfunding, which has school business officials calling for changes.

School business officials say money to cover the underfunding for this necessary service often must be pulled from their general budgets, which primarily cover teacher salaries and classroom support.

School business officials would like to see a new formula to replace the current 37-year old one, not one that further stresses budgets.

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