High Fuel Prices Pinch School Districts

Some Indiana school districts are cutting back on the use of buses due to the high cost of fuel.

In Greenwood, Center Grove school officials are asking bus drivers to cut back on idling. They've also parked less efficient buses. The district has gone through 91% of its 2005 fuel budget.

In Indianapolis, Washington Township Schools has asked principals to postpone most field trips and requested that athletic teams double up on buses, an effort to conserve its tight supply of fuel.

Indianapolis Public Schools pays a fixed $1.68 per gallon through a contract with a fuel supplier. IPS expects to pay a lot more when the contract ends in December.