Buses Could Be Cut For Spring Sports In 2013

Students participating in spring sports next year such as baseball, softball, track, and soccer may have to find their own transportation to “away” events, due to cost cutting measures by the county school system. Coffee County School and Transportation Department officials told the Budget and Finance Committee this week that they were requesting an additional $390,000 for the upcoming school year, primarily to purchase three new school buses and increased fuel cost despite the fact that the department is losing a total of eight buses now considered “too old” by state standards. The county finance director says the cost increase would cause an increase of approximately 9 cents on the county property tax.