- Associated Press - Sunday, February 15, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The state says Akron schools in northeast Ohio have made private and charter school students walk too far to their public bus stops, so the district plans to spend at least $1 million to buy more buses.

The Akron Beacon Journal (https://bit.ly/1CiBHjr ) reports that public students can be required to walk up to 2 miles to school, but those being bused to private or charter schools have to be picked up within a half-mile of their homes by law.

An audit by the Ohio Department of Education found the Akron district violated that limit.

Akron administrators determined they need nine more buses to transport students who don’t attend public schools. The buses will cost over $100,000 with cameras and radio equipment, plus more for maintenance, fuel and staff costs.

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