Indianapolis Public Schools weighs eliminating school bus service for some students

By: | January 27, 2021

Indianapolis Public Schools may eliminate school busing for about one-third of its students next school year, administrators indicated, in order to save as much as $17 million.

District administrators propose cutting transportation for high school students who live on city bus lines and reducing it for elementary school students who live close enough to walk to schools. If the board approves the most drastic cuts, about 5,600 high school students and 4,000 elementary school students could lose district-provided transportation.

The potential cuts could affect innovation schools that receive transportation through IPS.

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