How do you think school districts can save money on food and fuel costs?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 9, 2008
“To save on the gas budget, they would need more fuel-efficient vehicles or need to partner with the local mass transit system. As far as saving on food, that’s more difficult. I suppose they could have a sack lunch day once a week.”
“Four-day school week - same thing for work. I never did care much for either one.”
“I would say raise the minimum distance they can live away from the school and still get free bus service, because a lot of kids could walk who don’t. And they should still offer a nutritious lunch, just maybe reduce the number of items.”
“If they can’t reduce the use of buses, they could at least try to reduce the use of their utility vehicles. They could also alter school hours a bit to take advantage of the natural heat during the colder months.”