Keller ISD votes to charge students for bus rides

POSTED: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:20am

UPDATED: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 2:12am

Board argues it's a way to help district's financial woes. East Texans offer mixed bag of comments.

The school board of Keller, near Dallas, voted to charge students who ride the bus to and from school.

The board mantains it's a way to help the disctrict, like so many other in Texas who are hurting financially.

East Texans talk-back on the idea to our news partner: KTBB and host Garth Mair.

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It is a violation of the Texas Constitution

The problem is that the Keller ISD isn't bringing in enough taxes to pay for school buses anymore. Sure, taxes could pay for it, but the community people (mostly people without kids) don't want to pay for it anymore. They just voted down a modest increase.

what happened to all the taxes we pay and the lottery that is to help the schools?? Don't think they should charge to ride a bus alot of the children maynot be able to get to school then!!

Thats ridiculous! That just makes it that much more difficult for parents to afford to take care of their kids. Don't our taxes already pay for this? If you really think about it, if they want parents to pay for this service, then maybe people without children in school shouldn't have to pay school taxes. Then you can charge parents the difference for that too. The effect being, then only people with money can afford to send their kids to school.

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