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Indiana denies Muncie schools bid to end buses

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) The Indiana Department of Education has denied the Muncie Community Schools' request to end student bus service amid a budget crunch.

The Star Press and WRTV-TV report the department on Friday denied a waiver that would have allowed the district to stop bus service after the current school year. Indiana law requires a district to provide three-year notice before ending bus service. The district applied for a waiver in June.

Voters in November rejected a property tax increase that would have provided $3.3 million for bus service.

Several people testified at a public hearing last month that ending bus service would be dangerous for some students forced to walk in areas without sidewalks.

The district provides bus service for more than 4,000 K-12 students.


Posted 1/10/2014