Warren School Board Cuts High School Busing

By
Regina Donizetti

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Updated Thu, May 31, 2012 2:14 pm

The buses won't run at Warren High School this upcoming school year.

In a 3-2 vote, the Warren Local Board of Education voted against bringing the buses back in the fall.

The elimination was one of several cuts intended to save the school money to repair its aging facilities.

"The whole concern was over financials. We just don't have the revenue to make the improvements to our buildings that we need," said Bob Allen, president of the school board.

Allen says the school board saw an increase in attendance at its meetings after the decision was made to cut the school transportation.

"I understand the impact. I don't like it. I wish we could do otherwise and provide busing. It is a hardship for families, and I understand it," he said.

Allen says the school board will spend about $1.5 million dollars each year for the next several years for repairs and renovations to existing systems.

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