Surcharge to sports teams posed as option to trim school bus costs
Athletes may need to pay a portion of the bus fare when they're on the road, as the Perham-Dent school board continues to trim expenses.
The annual bus-transportation contract was discussed at length at the August 13 school board session.
Attempts to slash the bus contract by at least $50,000 have been thwarted by high fuel prices. Even by eliminating one entire route, as well as a handicapped route, the board only realized about $25,000 in real savings.