The big yellow school bus is becoming an increasingly rare sight on California's roadways, sidelined to save money in an era of unprecedented education budget cuts.
San Francisco is among the most recent districts to cut busing, following Vallejo, Oceanside, San Diego, Fullerton, Capistrano and Cucamonga, to name a few, where officials have slashed or eliminated busing for students who are not disabled.
Here, the district has relied on the yellow buses to transport thousands of children across the city each day, accommodating a student assignment system that prioritized diversity rather than proximity to sites.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
SFGate: S.F. school board bracing for outcry over bus cuts
This from SFGate: