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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