Possible changes to busing boundaries

Published: Feb. 7, 2020 at 6:45 PM MST
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School District 51 is considering the idea of changing busing boundaries.

Board members worked with Student Transportation of America to see what the cost would be if school boundaries were to move in by half a mile or even a full mile.

The goal would be to decrease the walk zone boundaries, which would lead to more kids getting bused.

Depending on how much the distance decreases, STA would have to add anywhere from 25 to 43 new routes.

They would also need to hire more driver, bring in more staff and get more buses.

Moving in the boundaries would also come with a pretty hefty price tag.

"1.2 million is the cost estimate for moving them in half a mile and moving them in a full mile would be 2.1 million." Says Emily Shockley with Mesa County School District.

STA would need a decision by March 15. to make all these accommodations for the next school year.

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