Proposed transportation budget cuts eliminate some school bus service

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by NATALIE SWABY/KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 12:22 AM

SEATTLE - School board members for Seattle Public Schools are scheduled to vote on a proposal that would cut $3.4 million from the transportation budget by eliminating some bus service.

In order to save money, the proposal recommends ending out of the area transportation. It would mean a number of students who attend schools they were not originally assigned to lose their bus service.

Another change under the proposal involves streamlining morning bus arrival times to 7:35, 8:25, or 9:15.

Additionally, there are students who take Metro buses to school. The proposal calls for coordinating with King County to enhance those services.

Some parents have already expressed concern that the proposed changes would mess up the morning routine for many families. A list of people have signed up to talk about the issue when the school board meets Wednesday night.

Board members could approve the proposal, reject it, or even delay the vote.

Read more about the proposal here: http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1583136/File/Departmental%20Content/school%20board/13-14%20agendas/012214agenda/20140122_Action_Report_TransporationStandards.pdf

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