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LEUSD School Bus Service Still In Limbo

Currently, district staff is preparing an update and is looking at the feasibility of offering at least some routes to serve geographically remote students.

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.

Diana July 26, 2012 at 01:55 AM
@US Citizen, this is a really sad situation especially for us that live in a rural area and they have built schools on Main drags and highways, I sure hope that something comes out positive in the next few days for the kids sake.
Diana July 26, 2012 at 01:56 AM
BTW Gerry Brown needs his a@@ kicked for cutting these buses, he should of went after the welfare program instead.
QUEEN July 26, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Rachel everything you are concerned with has been brought to the attention of the board the only response is we just Don't have the money! I can only urge you to show up on Monday,at 5pm and let the board know your concerns. Somehow the board has overlooked the area is still very rural,with over 100 predators,not to mention all those who have yet to be identified. We have had several near abductions in broad daylight! It's easy to say walk ,ride a bike,carpool but if a child is killed even with the best intentions, It is a life we can never replace!
andy July 26, 2012 at 03:43 AM
I consider free public transportation to school a form of Welfare. Anyway, California spends tens of billions on education each year and I don't understand why there isn't any money left for busing. Instead of getting rid of busing - if they were smart and truly had the children's interest at heart, they would have chosen instead to close the district office and decentralize the administration and give the principals and the teachers greater control of their schools. The area is too unevenly developed and the schools too big and too spread out which makes busing pretty much essential to the task of making sure the kids are attending school and educated. In my opinion, we should learn from this and require future community developers to build in their tract housing smaller community based schools where kids can walk and not need buses.
andy July 26, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Rmiller, you hit the nail on the head.

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