About 800 Mount Horeb students should lace up their walking shoes or get ready to pay to take the bus to school this fall.
High diesel costs have prompted the Mount Horeb School District to start charging students $25 per year to ride the bus if they live within two miles of their school. A family would be charged a maximum of $50.
Previously, only students living within a half-mile of school had to find their own way to school, except for kindergartners, who were bused no matter where they lived. Other students who qualified for busing — based on age or whether they lived in a hazardous area — were bused for free.
I can hear my father’s words: “I used to bike 6 miles to my school, in each direction”.