Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, students living one mile or less from their school will not be transported to school by a School Town of Munster bus. A decline in funding is causing the School Town of Munster to enforce a one-mile No Transportation Zone (NTZ) policy.
Why The Change?
Property tax caps (also known as the Circuit Breaker) were passed by Indiana legislators in 2008. When they were being considered, many districts across the state informed elected officials that they would result in reduced services. This has now come to fruition. Since 2009, the Circuit Breaker has prohibited the School Town of Munster from collecting millions of dollars for Transportation.
Public schools are limited in the funds that can be raised to pay for transportation and all other expenses. On top of those limits, the Circuit Breaker reduced funds available even further.
Regretfully, less funding = fewer services.