Fuel Prices Are Hitting Schools Hard

It's becoming extremely expensive for schools to pick up children and take them home.

Most school buses run on expensive diesel.

In Pulaski County, their 115 bus routes cover seven thousand miles each day.

The district was paying just more than 2 dollars a gallon for diesel and now it's more than three dollars and climbing.

The superintendent has asked teachers to be selective in planning trips.

“To be really aware of where the teachers and kids want to go. Make sure it is important trips and to be really concerned with the costs right now,” Sonya Wilds said.

Some school districts are considering cutting certain routes and there's even some discussion of going to four day school weeks.

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