Elkhart Community Schools is considering plans to cut about $2 million in transportation funds after the district’s spring multi-million dollar referendum failed.
During this week’s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Thalheimer recommended cutting student field trips and education-related experiences unless they are a mandatory component of a program of study, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.
He also recommended that the district pay for 50 percent of the expenses for extracurricular and athletic trips outside the district with the other half to be paid for by the group organizing the trip.
He also recommended that walk zones be 2 miles for middle and high school students and 1.5 miles for elementary students, which would reduce bus loads.
There are other cuts, as well. The board could vote on the cuts during it’s next meeting in early June.