The Boston City Council agreed today to hold a hearing to look into what can be done about a school-transportation budget that continues to increase.
The council agreed with a request by Councilor Annissa Essaibi George (at large) to look into what's going on. It was one of ten BPS-related hearing requests the councilor introduced today - which also included calling for a look at, finally, making Madison Park a world-class vocational school, looking at whether to change the way School Committee members are chosen and looking at how to keep BPS students safe, from everything from crazed gunmen to needles.
BPS "continues to have cost overruns year after year" for transportation - not to mention what has now become annual chaos at the start of the school year due to bus-route changes, Essaibi George said.
Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) agreed, that it's time to look at why transportation costs "spiral out of control" each year.