Bus stop: Why and when issue was really decided
Though I’m writing these words prior to last night’s school board meeting, one doesn’t need a lot of tea leaves to divine the outcome.
School officials have made clear they want more money from somebody and busing is the hostage.
Taxpayers wouldn’t agree to give them more taxes in a 2012 referendum by a nearly 2-1 margin.
Creditors worried about repayment of debt successfully lobbied the legislature to make sure they won’t have to part with any money they’re owed.
So now the 20 percent or so of school boards across Indiana that can’t handle their finances appear to be collectively trying to tell the General Assembly that they’ll end busing if they don’t get more money. Muncie Star Press 7-14-15
Read the full column here.