Economic Development

Eliminate School Buses

I suggest that school districts in Washington terminate their contracts with school bus companies. These companies are privately owned and cost tax payers millions. I work in the Seattle School District and I have learned that if we terminated our contract with "Student First" we would solve our entire budget deficit and have plenty of money left over to facilitate all kinds of new programs for students. The students have already been assigned to schools in their own neighborhood and should all (except for students with special needs) be able to get to school by walking or getting a ride with an adult. Of course, we would still need the special needs buses, but this would be only a fraction of the current high bus costs.

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Idea No. 1985