The price of fuel used to fill up the tanks on school buses has increased 35 percent over the past year, and local school districts are paying the price in more than one way. The extra gas money takes away from funds that would normally be used for expenses like books, field trips, teachers, computers, and classroom supplies. More rural areas are feeling the effects because of the often longer driving distance required to transport the kids to schools. There's only so many ways to cut back and schools need certain things and people to survive — it's only a matter of time before the additional costs are passed on to taxpayers.
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