ACLU Opposes Rhode Island Town's Bid to Charge School Bus Fees - NECN
Rhode Island

Rhode Island

The latest news from around the state

ACLU Opposes Rhode Island Town's Bid to Charge School Bus Fees

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    ACLU Opposes Rhode Island Town's Bid to Charge School Bus Fees
    FILE
    FILE

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and R.I. Legal Services are urging the state's education commissioner to reject a proposal to charge Warwick Public Schools students to ride the school bus.

    The school bus fees were recently floated as part of a plan to fill a budget hole for the district. The Warwick School Committee is seeking the permission to charge students for busing them to school and for participation in school sports activities.

    The ACLU and R.I. Legal Services says granting the request would "undermine a century and a half of educational policy" and open the door to similar fees in other districts.

    The groups say families with limited means shouldn't have to worry whether they can afford to put their child on a bus.

    Bill Cosby Arrives to Court for Sentencing

    [NATL] Bill Cosby Arrives to Court for Sentencing

    Bill Cosby arrived at the Montgomery County Courthouse early Monday, where a judge will decide if the 81-year-old comedian will go to prison as a result of his sexual assault conviction.

    (Published 6 hours ago)

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android