A growing number of Indiana school districts could be forced to cut free busing service within the next two years — but they may need to get the blessing of the state’s legal system first. A parent in Franklin Township sued her district over its last-ditch effort to balance its budget by completely cutting its bus service. That means districts considering the same cuts are stuck, waiting for the courts to make a decision. StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes hopped on a bus in one such district – Mount Vernon Community Schools, just east of Indianapolis.
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