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IRVINE : Trustees Reduce Bus Stops, Increase Fees

Orange County Focus

July 10, 1992|TOM McQUEENEY

As a result of budget cuts, parents with children in Irvine schools will see fewer bus stops next school year and a $30 yearly increase in transportation fees.

The trustees of the Irvine Unified School District voted late Tuesday to eliminate more stops and to increase the yearly bus fee to $180. The changes will save the district about $243,000 a year.

The board voted to eliminate 14 bus stops in addition to the 23 it cut June 9. The first set of 23 bus stops were inside "non-transportation zones" in which the district says students live close enough to walk to school, or locations that didn't have enough students to justify a separate bus stop.

Children who must be bused by state law, including special education students, are not affected by the bus stop reductions or fee.

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