April 20, 2011 4:30 PM
Beau Yarbrough

HESPERIA • Parents in the Hesperia Unified School District will have to pay for home-to-school busing beginning in the fall.

Struggling to stay fiscally solvent amid state cuts, the school board on a 4-1 vote Monday decided to hire a consultant to help develop a busing fee schedule and evaluate changing busing boundaries to make routes more efficient.

The board decided to implement bus passes for elementary-level students beginning in August 2011 and start collecting fees for busing around the same time. Secondary students have been required to wear bus passes for the past two years in an attempt to make sure they were eligible to ride the bus.

A consultant will likely be hired at the board’s May 2 meeting.

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