SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Local school districts could find themselves further strapped for dollars if the state Board of Education goes ahead and changes the rules on busing students.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, over the past couple of years, state spending on student transportation has been slashed dramatically, according to the Illinois Association of School Boards. The budget has been cut 42 percent since 2010, the association said.READ MORE: Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Chicago Homicide Suspect At Bristol Gas Station After Two-State Crime Spree; Suspect Shot Police K-9 During Confrontation
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports
Now, the Illinois Board of Education is weighing whether to eliminate the requirement that schools provide buses to students at all.READ MORE: Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer And Injured Director On "Rust" Movie Set
School systems would then have the option of ending busing altogether, charging for it, or pulling the money from some other areas.South Side Pastor Teaching Children, Teens Life Lessons Through Boxing
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