A Westborough Patch reader suggests the revenue could defray the cost of athletic fees.
Will a school bus fee be in the budget request the Westborough School Committee votes Wednesday night? And, are there other options that would keep the schools strong while being manageable to the town's taxpayers? One Westborough Patch reader asks, "Would parents allow advertising on school uniforms to defray the cost of athletic fees for the high school teams?" Vote in the poll, and offer feedback in the comments section. And remember to vote in Westborough Patch's earlier poll on this topic: Should the Westborough public schools allow advertising on school buses to defray the cost of a transportation fee?
School districts could charge these students the same transportation fee paid by families living further away.
School districts should be allowed to charge a bus fee to elementary students residing within two miles of their school, the Westborough School Committee says. The board recently voted 4-0 to support legislation to this effect. These students would pay the same transportation fee assessed to the students living further away. Westborough does not charge a school transportation fee. State law does not require school districts to bus either these students, or students in grades seven to 12, Chairman Ilyse Levine-Kanji said. In recent years, including 2012, the board has endorsed legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by state Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) removing the two-mile fee language. The issue arose again at a breakfast Dykema held …