By Sarah Sanzebin
Resulting from a public vote in May 2018, students who attend White Plains High School no longer have to pay for bus transportation. This public vote was put into action during the 2018-2019 school year.
Before the vote, for a student who was taking the bus daily, paying for transportation was pricey. One trip cost $1.75. If a student rode the bus five days a week, the weekly average came to $17.5. For one month, it would be $70 and a whopping $630 per year.
This may have been reasonable for some, but for others it was nearly impossible to pay so much.
However, there are some downsides to the new decision, as buses have become overcrowded with too many students. In some buses, the seats fill up in fewer than five minutes after the last bell has rung, leading to three in a seat, standing students, and some even sitting on the floor.
Regardless, the decision has impacted many students and families beneficially. Students do not have to worry about the cost to get an education, which is just as it should be.