House passes bill to cut school busing

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah lawmakers are considering a bill that would cut bus service to thousands of junior high and high school students.

House Bill 166 increases the distance that students must live from school -- from two miles to three miles -- before the state will reimburse school districts for busing.

If the measure passes, at least half of secondary school bus routes could be cut for a savings of as much as $4.8 million.

The House unanimously approved the measure Wednesday. It now moves to the Senate.

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