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Franklin school officials: Let's try to save late bus service

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 26, 2008 07:49 AM

Even though Franklin voters turned down a $2.8 million override last month, Franklin school officials say they still may be able to salvage late bus service for students involved in extracurricular activities.

Officials predicted that late bus service would be a casualty if the override failed, but recently Superintendent Wayne Ogden told the School Committee that enrollment in regular bus service for the coming school year had not dipped as significantly as anticipated, which could free up some extra funds to bring back a portion of the late bus schedule.

School Committee Chairman Jeffrey Roy says that several committee members remain committed to bringing back late-bus service and will look at a number of measures, including possibly instituting fees or working with the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority to secure additional vehicles.

-- Rachel Lebeaux

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