Students in a cash-strapped northwestern Indiana school district will get new school buses under an agreement that also saves the district more than $1 million a year.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation began classes Wednesday morning with "minimal" problems with busing, according to a spokesperson.
Muncie Schools were open Monday after canceling classes Thursday and Friday because of widespread busing problems.
On Thursday, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce called on state lawmakers to extend the state's civil rights bill to protect LGBT residents.
The school district, deeply in debt, asked the Indiana Department of Education to allow it to end bus service after a transportation referendum failed.
Merging Muncie's two high schools is expected to save the district $1.7 million annually — but it’s unlikely to solve the district’s transportation problems.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation is putting GPS systems on its buses to combat some of the problems associated with a driver shortage.