City agrees to cover student bus trips

DOWNEY - Two elementary school classes will be able to visit the Columbia Memorial Space Center after the City Council on Tuesday agreed to cover the $500 cost for transportation.The two local Kiwanis service clubs jointly donated $100,000 to the space center last year, in part to cover admission costs for DUSD field trips. Two classes from Gauldin Elementary and East Middle School were scheduled to visit the space center Thursday but no funds were available for transportation. The City Council agreed to pay up to $500 for bussing through a private charter bus company, saying it was appropriate in light of Kiwanis' significant donation. The council also agreed to fund similar transportation requests in the future (not to exceed $500) for all donations of $100,000 or greater. Councilman Roger Brossmer said the city can use DUSD busses in the future to achieve cost savings.

********** Published: January 27, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 41