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What The Law Says About Franklin Township's Busing Fees

Indiana law requires public school districts to provide transportation to school for foster children, homeless children, and even for students who attend private schools and live along bus routes. But does the Indiana Constitution forbid districts from making families pay for the busing? That’s the argument in a lawsuit against Franklin Township schools which started charging families monthly fees […]

Could Franklin Township Have Prevented Deep Busing Cuts?

For several Franklin Township district parents and students who spoke to StateImpact, something doesn’t add up in their district: This school year, families have to pay for their kids to ride the bus, or drop kids off at schools themselves while driving past several things they think the district might not need to have paid […]

Mailbag: Court Cases & Transportation Tumult

A Marion Superior Court judge’s most recent ruling on the Indiana private school voucher lawsuit — the program can go forward while the court hears the case because arguments against the program aren’t likely to succeed at trial — prompted ‘abusedcitizen’ to leave this comment: Citizens are not taxed to provide public funds to support the teacher’s […]

Superintendent Behind Franklin Township Busing Cuts Is Frustrated Too

Wednesday was the first day of classes at all Franklin Township schools — and also the first day that a Franklin Township student couldn’t ride district buses without paying a fee of $40 or more after the district made deep cuts to its transportation budget. The cuts have offered district parents two unenviable options: pay […]

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