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Thu April 21, 2011
No buses for Ann Arbor Public High Schools next year?
Ann Arbor public schools may stop all busing to and from its high schools next year to save money.
The proposal to the Ann Arbor School board also includes bigger class sizes and cutting staff. Ann Arbor Public Schools is facing a $15 million budget deficit for next year.
Liz Margolis is a spokesperson for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
"The way the state has not funded K-12 education and the proposals now at the Governor's office have really forced our hand. The reality is we have to make cuts. And we probably haven’t had to cut as deep as some districts, we still are having to see drastic reductions."
The cuts will affect about three-thousand high school students and some middle school students who are shuttled to afterschool activities. The district may work with the city bus service to reach some of those students. The school board is expected to have a final vote on how to reduce the district’s deficit in May.
-Sarah Alvarez-Michigan Radio Newsroom