Students who use day care to be affected by busing cuts

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Day care users in the Albert Lea School District will be subject to some bus changes due to the cutbacks made in the school transportation budget.

Day-care children will only be bused to and from their day care to school if their day care is further than two miles away from their school. To further complicate things the day care must be within the child’s school attendance area.

Bruce Olson, the director of Facilities and Transportation for the district, said the problem for many is that most day care providers are within two miles of the school and residences of people in the district.

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Olson said, &uot;We’ve been able to take care of these things in the past, but since we have so many less routes and buses we will not be able to take care of these day care requests.&uot;

Other school board actions:

– The district accepted bids from Earthgrains for their bread service and Sampson for their milk supplies for the 2002-2003 school year. The prices of each stayed relatively the same since the last year.

– Physical therapy and occupational therapy contracts were approved by the school board for the 2002-2003 school year.

– The school board approved a $5 per day raise for substitute teachers for the 2002-2003 school year.