Proposal will enhance students' educational experience
State Representative Kristina Daley Roegner (R-Hudson) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 437, which increases the number of miles a school district board may authorize its motor vehicles for out-of-state travel.
Currently, school buses may only be used for a total of 240 miles roundtrip, a limit that was instituted more than 30 years ago. According to House Bill 437, school buses would be permitted to travel out-of-state a distance of 1,000 miles roundtrip, an increase that would substantially increase the number of important historical and educational sites and institutions that may be accessed by students via school buses.
“Increasing the mileage limit through House Bill 487 will allow students a more comprehensive and enriching educational experience, while also providing Ohio school districts the opportunity to save money on out of state transportation that make the most sense for their district,” said Representative Roegner, who sponsored the legislation with Representative Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland).
House Bill 437 passed unanimously and will now be sent to the Ohio Senate.