The cash-strapped Atascadero Unified School District is looking to slim down school bus services.
At tonight’s meeting, the district’s Board of Trustees will consider cutting and consolidating about half of its eight home-to-school bus routes, a move that would eliminate three bus driver jobs and save approximately $106,987.
By eliminating three routes and part of a fourth, Atascadero hopes to avoid charging parents and guardians for bus rides, as Paso Robles Public Schools and the Lucia Mar Unified School District currently do.
Also on the agenda tonight is a resolution to close the Adult Education Fund, no longer needed because the district doesn’t have an adult education program. The current balance, $12,892, would be transferred to the general fund.