school bus http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois may let schools charge for bus service http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-may-let-schools-charge-bus-service <p>School buses might be the next victim of the Illinois budget crisis.</p><p>Education officials are considering a proposal to let schools stop offering free bus service. They could either get rid of the buses or charge for carrying students each day.</p><p>The change would be part of a new system for distributing state money for student transportation. The State Board of Education could introduce legislation this week.</p><p>The Illinois Association of School Boards says transportation spending has been slashed 42 percent since 2010.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:47:19 +0000 The Associated Press 3551 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois may let schools charge for bus service Morning headlines: Friday, April 6, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-april-6-2012 <p><strong>Missouri House approves advertising on school buses</strong></p><p>Missouri House members have approved legislation that would allow advertising on school buses to help districts cover transportation costs.&nbsp;</p><p>The legislation would allow school districts to lease space on the inside and exterior of school buses for private advertisements. Ads could not feature gambling, alcohol or tobacco.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:07:21 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3442 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, April 6, 2012 Mo. House panel backs governor on busing aid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-panel-backs-governor-busing-aid <p><strong>Updated 3:29 p.m. March 15, 2011 with information from committee meeting.</strong></p><p>A Missouri House committee has opted not to try to increase funding for school busing and the state&#39;s <a href="http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/aplusscholarship.php">A+ scholarship program</a>.</p><p>Some lawmakers had distributed amendments Tuesday that would have provided about $35 million of additional money for public school transportation. But the committee did not vote on any of those amendments Tuesday.</p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:06:45 +0000 The Associated Press 722 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House panel backs governor on busing aid GOP lawmakers want Nixon to release more school bus funding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gop-lawmakers-want-nixon-release-more-school-bus-funding <p>Republican leaders in the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>are calling on <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D)&nbsp;to release more funding for school buses.</p><p>The challenge follows Thursday&rsquo;s news that state revenue collections are up by more than six percent since July of last year.&nbsp; Fri, 04 Mar 2011 21:15:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 659 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP lawmakers want Nixon to release more school bus funding Slashing school transportation spending could hurt instruction, school officials say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slashing-school-transportation-spending-could-hurt-instruction-school-officials-say <p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Luke Runyon used in this report.</em></p><p>School officials say Illinois Governor <a href="http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/default.aspx">Pat Quinn</a>&#39;s decision to slash school transportation spending could hurt instruction, even though he wants to increase the amount the state spends per pupil.</p><p>The <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tune-tonight-illinois-annual-budget-address">budget Quinn unveiled in Springfield yesterday</a> cuts $95 million from the state school busing fund.</p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 22:42:44 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 559 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slashing school transportation spending could hurt instruction, school officials say Nixon releases $10 million for school buses in Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-releases-10-million-school-buses-missouri <p><a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D) has released an additional $10 million withheld from school bus funding for Missouri's <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/">public schools </a>this year.</p><p>Nixon initially ordered $70 million withheld from K-12 transportation funding, citing dwindling revenues. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 23:38:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 457 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon releases $10 million for school buses in Missouri