Ruling: District need not bus students

March 30, 2011

Some Catholic school students on the northeast side may have to find new transportation to class. That’s because the Lawrence Township School District no longer has to provide free shuttle-bus service from its two middle schools to the two Catholic elementary schools in the area. The Indiana Court of Appeals issued the ruling Tuesday. Several parents and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis sued when the school board voted to start imposing a fee for the ride. Lawrence Township Schools hasn’t said whether it will require a fee or discontinue the service.

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