How far school buses will travel to bring students to private schools may become one of the next battle in Albany.
Late last year, the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents proposed cutting the rides public districts must offer to out-of-district, private-school students from 15 to 5 miles. If this proposal becomes a reality, it could seriously cripple many private and Christian schools.
The Legislature should remember three basic facts:
- Parents pay taxes for both education and transportation
- Every child enrolled in a private or Christian school saves the state thousands of dollars
- Providing these parents and students this service is not only fair, but makes good economic sense