MESA COUNTY, Colo.
Currently there are 137 bus routes for students in School District 51, and that might soon change due to changing walk boundaries for students.
Each new added bus route would cost $48,000 to $50,000.
The proposed total cost depends on what the school board chooses to decrease the walk boundaries to which is either one or $2 million.
Currently, the walk boundaries for elementary schools are two miles and three miles for middle school and high school students.
If the school board chooses to reduce that walking distance a half mile each, the total cost for adjustment is $1.2 million.
If the walking distance for students is cut by a mile each, the total is $2.1 million.
The Board of Education for School District 51 must make a decision by March 15th, 2020.