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No changes to transportation in Pinellas County Schools this fall

Just a quick update on the transportation discussion at the Pinellas County School District:

Board members said today that there will be no changes to transportation in the coming school year. They reviewed potential cost savings that could come from cutting so-called transportation "extras." For instance, it costs about $4.3 million a year to bus students to magnet programs, out of zone schools and career academies.

Board members said they don't want to change transportation options after parents made decisions about where to send their children to school. But Chairwoman Robin Wikle said the board has this discussion every year and it's never a good time to make a decision.

"When is a good time," she asked.

The answer? Superintendent John Stewart said now is the time to start talking about transportation changes for the 2013/14 school year.


[Last modified: Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:01pm]


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