Districts face high transportation costs for students with disabilities

11/30/2009 | Express-Times (Easton-Bethlehem, Pa.), The

Some Pennsylvania school districts say it is expensive to transport students with disabilities to special-education facilities out of district and, in many cases, well beyond the usual boundaries of school transportation. One official said transporting a single student is costing her district $46,200 a year. While officials say they try to partner with neighboring districts to share transportation and associated costs, such arrangements often mean much longer rides for students.

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