Goshen To Add More Bus Routes Soon

Fewer students could be walking to school in Goshen as the community looks to add more bus routes soon. A study a few years ago looked for ways to cut transportation costs for the Goshen Community Schools, and resulted in expanded walk zones as far as a mile away from school. The brakes were also applied to district-funded field trips. Those cuts have been working, and now the district is looking to restore some of those cuts. The Elkhart Truth reports that the same study committee will reconvene in the coming months to consider adding more routes. Superintendent Diane Woodworth told the board on Monday that the cost-saving measures that were put in place “have really paid off,” and that the fund “has been holding its own and even been able to grow.” The district could have afforded to add routes back last last year but had trouble finding bus drivers in the midst of a shortage that has impacted a number of districts across the state.