The Bus Stops Here

By: Karen Kostko
By: Karen Kostko

Legislators are looking at a bill that would supply transportation for private schools only when public schools are in session. Currently, public schools provide busing for private schools whether they're in session or not.

The Stevens Point Public School District buses more than half of all private school students. However, if the bill is passed, officials in that district say it really won't affect them.

"There might be two days out of the year where they have school and we don't, it's not a significant cost to the district," says David Schuler, Stevens Point Area Public Schools Superintendent.

Schuler says districts like Dane County could be affected because their systems have a wide gap in start in stop times for the school year. Officials from both systems in Stevens Point say they coordinate their schedules every year to keep similar schedules.

The bill is scheduled for a public hearing Tuesday, January 13.

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