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School Bus Measure Wins House Support

From Staff And Wire Reports

If legislation approved by the House on Monday becomes law, school districts might contract with local mass transit companies to carry secondary school students.

The House voted 57-13 for the proposal and sent it to the Senate.

Rep. Paul Kjellander, R-Boise, said the bill allows districts to contract with transit companies, if they can transport students at or below current costs.

He said the state spends $39 million per year reimbursing school districts for transportation costs. “It’s a win-win situation in those communities where you can do a cost-efficient transfer to these bus routes,” he said. , DataTimes

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