East TX schools look to save on bus fuel
TYLER — Tyler ISD officials are considering cutting jobs and even changing the number of classes in a school day to save money. However, 20 percent of their budget is fuel, and busses haul 6400 students a day.
Officials say every one of their 131 busses takes about $100 to fill up, costing $700,000 dollars in fuel a year.
Several East Texas schools tells us they're looking at changing routes first, or using alternate fuels like propane.
Both Tyler and Jacksonville ISD officials tell us they are considering cutting the amount of band members that go to each game.
Jacksonville ISD says they're trying to reduce the amount of stops every bus makes, and drivers aren't allowed to idle the busses.
No matter how high prices get, however, they all say their duty is to provide the kids with safe transportation.