Lawton_Lawton Public Schools Board of Education has approved a revised transportation policy when it comes secondary students riding school buses to and from school when classes start next week.
The policy has been to allow all students living more than a mile from school to ride the buses. That will continue to be the case for elementary students. But middle school and high school students will need to live more than a mile and a half from school to be eligible to ride the LPS buses.
Lawton Superintendent Barry Beauchamp says that will allow the district to eliminate 500 bus stops in the morning, another 500 stops in the afternoon. He says this will allow the district to take 18 buses off line, and save $250, 000 to $300,000 dollars in fuel for the current '08-‘09 school year, depending on the price of diesel.
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