Bus service to W.L. Henry Elementary School in Hillsboro, Oregon was cut in 2009 due to budget constraints.
“It has had a negative impact on our students,” according to Marianna Roman a Hispanic outreach coordinator at the school.
All students live within a mile of the school, which is why under current state law they are ineligible to be reimbursed by the state for the cost of busing.
Losing bus service created an inconvenience and also added one more barrier for families already struggling. W.L. Henry Elementary is identified as one of the nation’s highest poverty schools. More than three-quarters of its students are English Language ...