School district ends bus fees

March 27, 2012

A suburban Indianapolis school district will stop charging fees for school bus service after months of controversy that led to a new state law against such charges. The Franklin Township school board voted 5-0 Monday night to end the fees as part of a plan to refinance the district's $181 million in debt. Officials of the 9,000-student district said last year they were forced to cut costs by turning the bus service over to an outside agency that charged at least $40 a month per child.