For Lake Elsinore Unified School District parents who are wondering about school bus service for their kids this upcoming year, the issue is still being considered.
Currently, district staff is preparing an update and is looking at the feasibility of offering at least some routes to serve geographically remote students.
It is expected that a special district meeting, open to the public, will be announced before the Aug. 13 start of school to discuss the options.
Bus service for special needs students is not affected by the cuts.
The draconian measure was triggered by Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to cut for the upcoming school year.
However, the $496 million in funding was restored by the governor and he signed the state’s 2012-13 budget last month, but the level of spending presumes passage by voters in November of an education financing package known as AB 1476. If the measure fails, K-12 education faces mid-year budget cuts that could impact the district.
LEUSD officials have warned they are proceeding with caution given the uncertainty on state funding.
Patch posts LEUSD meeting notices and will keep readers updated on any special meeting that is called.