The board approved to keep the parochial bus in the budget and sent it to the county executive. This budget is a separate line item. We could not just move it to another area and spend it.
I have asked our staff to have a cost-benefit analysis for this. For example, if the buses are cancelled, how many students who are attending private schools will come back to HCPSS? How many students have a special need? Which schools will they attend? How much money does HCPSS spend? This 800k spending will probably come back for discussion when the county executive sends us back the budget.
Attached please see the a State Law passed in 1943. It says:
The attached file includes both texts and a letter from Attorney General of MD in 1995.