- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Some middle and high school kids in a Vermont city will soon have to pay $150 to ride the bus to school.

The Burlington School District says it will stop subsidizing the bus rides Nov. 17. In a letter to parents, the board says it’s a budgetary decision.

The plan calls for middle and high school kids who live more than a mile from school to pay for the ride on a Chittenden County Transportation Authority bus. Students who qualify for free lunch and elementary school kids who live more than three-quarters of a mile from their school can still ride the bus for free.

Children from ages 6 to 17 already get discounted fares: 60 cents one way, $6 for a 10-ride ticket or $25 for a monthly pass.

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