April 26, 2012
Statewide, about 4 percent of all spending in schools goes to running buses. That amounted to $386 million in 2009-10.
Like just about everything else in school financing, busing payments involve a very complex formula. It considers student counts, number of routes, distance of bus stops to schools and how much major transportation costs are expected to change over the school year.
Expenses for busing around Clark County range from $2 million in Camas to $10 million in the Evergreen district. In each case the state pays for about 60 percent and local levies make up the difference. No federal money goes to student transportation.
This photograph was submitted by a member of our community. If you find this photograph objectionable, please suggest this photograph for removal.Suggest Removal