District 204

At the latest District 204 meeting the board changed their policy on how to get homeless teens to school.

They passed the homeless transportation bid, approving a contract with Aurora based company RichLee Vans Inc. RichLee will provide the vehicles, drivers, and other equipment needed in order to safely get the students to and from school.

“Maybe we’re doing some good work and making those kids feel comfortable here, and that’s the job we are doing, at least I hope that’s what we are doing,” said Superintendent, Kathy Birkett.

Previously, students would either have to provide their own way to school, or use a taxi service, which was both unreliable and held many safety concerns. Schools are required by law to allow students to continue attending the district even after they fall homeless, and pick up the transportation tab.

The board also previewed a budget blueprint for the 2014-2015 school year, which they will discuss in the near future.

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