The fee is for students who live less than two miles from school, under the assumption that the child could walk to school.
School administrators said this week the changes are the result of upgrades to maps used to organize bus routes.
Students in kindergarten through sixth grade who live more than two miles from school can take the bus for free. Other students must pay $325 to ride the bus. There is a family cap of $975.
That policy has not changed, but the updated maps show more details, allowing administrators to more accurately determine where a student's home is and how far it is from school.
That means some families that weren't assessed a fee will now have to pay; others that used to pay can now ride for free.
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