Deal is sealed on busing for private school students

Aug. 27, 2009

Busing to St. Martin of Tours Parish School has been partially restored following a compromise between St. Martin and Franklin School District officials.

Two out of six bus routes - one before school, one after - were put back in the district budget and approved unanimously by the Franklin School Board on Wednesday.

The Franklin School Board previously voted to eliminate busing to private schools as a budget cut, but officials from both sides continued to meet and were able to come up with a solution, St. Martin of Tours Principal Jeanne Johnson said.

"We took a scalpel to the budget rather than hatchet," she said. "We're very happy to work with the School District and now that we made a compromise, we're looking forward to a really successful school year."

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