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Muncie busing issue 'better, but not perfect'

Posted at 9:27 PM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 21:27:47-04

MUNCIE, Ind. – Students in Muncie headed back to the classroom Monday after the district canceled school for two days due to transportation issues last week.

Parents said as the students returned to school, many issues they previously experienced were ironed out, but admit there is still work to be done.

Muncie schools canceled classes Thursday and Friday due to major busing issues. Parents said the busses were late picking up their children and bringing them back home. District officials said many of the bus routes were wrong and about 20 percent of the staff quit days leading up to the first day of school.

"We seen the busses out the last three days making routes, you know, practicing going through the city,” said Melody Bonner.

Muncie Community Schools has experienced ongoing issues over the past year as the district has attempted to get out of a multi-million dollar deficit.

In the spring, three elementary schools closed to help save money and the Muncie Teacher’s Union said more than 140 teachers have resigned or retired in the last year amid the financial crisis.

 

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