$124.8M school budget adopted, calendar cut 3 days (May 18, 2012)
RCPS faces $15.3M budget shortfall (May 12, 2012)
School board weighs shorter school year to close budget gap (April 29, 2012)
Heritage band parents protest assistant band director position cut (April 20, 2012)
RCPS to reduce 58 positions (April 13, 2012)
Ga. school systems target bus service for cuts (April 9, 2012)
Letter to the Editor: The school board (Aug. 19, 2011)
County readvertises milage rate to higher rate (Aug. 31, 2011)
School board OKs millage rate increase (Sept. 6, 2011)
Tax anticipatory notes for city, schools (Sept. 9, 2011)
ATLANTA (AP) — Rising fuel costs and shrinking budgets have led many Georgia school systems to reduce school bus service, including the number of stops.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that school bus stops are farther apart in districts where service has been cut, such as Cobb and Gwinnett counties. That means more students are walking before daybreak and to busier roads to catch one of the 15,000 buses rolling across Georgia each weekday.
Officials say the state is picking up a much smaller share of school transportation costs.
Jorge Quintana, a Gwinnett County school system spokesman, says high school students who live within 1.5 miles of school now have to walk to a major thoroughfare to catch the bus, rather than have it wind through residential streets and closer to their doorsteps.