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AISD expands transportation services

Thursday, May 6, 2021 by Tai Moses

In an effort to get more students to stay enrolled, Austin ISD is laying the groundwork to make it easier for kids to get to school in the first place. The school district will be expanding school bus transportation in the fall for 24 elementary, middle and high school campuses, which will help those students who live within a two-mile radius of the select schools. As a news release explains, “Under current state funding requirements, the district does not receive funding to provide transportation services to students who live within the two-mile radius. AISD will invest its resources to add additional bus routes.” Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said, “We hope this expansion will create a path to re-enroll students. We are committed to investing in providing additional services for our students while they pursue an excellent education in Austin ISD.” The district will be contacting families who will benefit from the expanded bus routes with more details. Kris Hafezizadeh, executive director of transportation, said, “Expanding our bus routes will allow us to reach more students and provide a safe, reliable ride whether they are going to school or back home.”

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