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Lake County to Restore Bus Rides for Elementary Students

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The board plans to budget for twelve new bus routes to transport kids who live within two miles of their elementary schools. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Bus service for more than 2,100 Lake County elementary students could start back this fall. The school board unanimously voted this week to restore pick-up and drop-offs for kids living within two miles of their schools.

The decision comes two years after board members decided to reduce its bus service to save money.

“The reality is some parents had few options, and our board members were disturbed by the thought of elementary school students walking two miles to school,” said district spokeswoman Sherri Owens.

The school board has allotted $310,000 to pay for a dozen bus routes.

Members will hold a final vote on the budget in September.

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