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Some States Allow School Districts to Charge Parents for School Bus Transportation or to Advertise in or on School Buses to Raise Additional Revenue, Report No. 11-24, December 2011
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Some states allow school districts to raise additional revenues to supplement the funds they receive from traditional state and local student transportation sources. For example, 12 states allow and 1 state mandates districts to charge parents fees to transport their children to and from school. In addition, 13 states allow school districts to advertise on the inside and/or outside of school buses. In general, states give school districts considerable decision-making authority to determine how to implement such policies.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Student Transportation
Public Schools (K-12 Education)

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 04-24 Florida’s Enterprise Zone Program Is Similar to Those of Other States,published in March 2004.
  • Report No. 04-10 School Districts Can Take Steps to Substantially Reduce Their Transportation Costs,published in February 2004.

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