MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Department of Education has denied the
Muncie Community Schools' request to end student bus service amid a budget
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
The district provides bus service for more than 4,000 K-12 students.