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UPDATE: Lakota School Board approves busing cuts

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP (FOX19) - The Lakota School Board has voted in favor of busing cuts for the school district.

Board members voted on the proposed busing cuts throughout the district Monday evening.

The cuts will go into effect January 18 and school transportation will be cut in two phases.

In phase one, any elementary student living within one mile of school will not receive busing starting in January.

Middle school students living in a two-mile radius of a school will not have bus service as well. High school students will not receive any bus transportation at all beginning January 18.

In phase two, elementary school students living within two miles of school will not receive bus service. That phase will start next school year.

School officials say that each bus taken off the road will save the district nearly 70,000 dollars.

Lakota School District also say they will aggressively work to get federal grant funding so that students will have safe routes to walk to and from school.

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