June 26, 2024

Education Week: Some Districts Charge for School Bus Rides—If They Offer Transportation at All

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A small but notable share of the nation’s 13,000 public school districts charge fees for some or all of their students to ride the bus each day—if they provide transportation at all.

States vary on the degree to which they require schools to offer bus service to all students who want it. They also differ widely on how much money they provide to schools to cover the growing costs of transportation.

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