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Franklin Township School Corporation Defends Busing Fees

Franklin Township School Corporation decided to implement the fee in response to cuts in funding from the state. Parents and state officials have repeatedly criticized the move claiming charging for bus service creates a barrier to free public education.

A story from Network Indiana about the ongoing controversy of bussing fees at Franklin Township.

Franklin Township will defend its controversial busing fees in court. In a vote of 3-2, the school board voted to go ahead with litigation to defend the district against a suit filed seeking class-action status.

The school district partnered this year with the Central Indiana Educational Service Center to offer bus service at a cost of $475 per child. Some parents say the district is fighting an uphill battle. Franklin Township Superintendent Walter Bourke said the courts can decide the issue.

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/robincstevenson Robin Link-Stevenson

    Seriously??! Now they get to use our tax dollars to fight the state? This is beyond ridiculous!

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