The Wake County school board has scheduled a special meeting for Monday to potentially restore funding for after-school activity bus service.
The school board has agreed to eliminate the activity bus service earlier this year to help deal with the tight budget. But with the start of traditional-calendar schools on Wednesday, parents have complained about losing the bus service used by students who take part in sports, clubs or other extracurricular activities.
According to the board meeting agenda, the "service elimination creates potential inequities in after school educational opportunities available to all students." Board members will talk about reinstating the program by using part of the $27.7 million the district is expected to receive out of the state's $300 million share of the federal Education Jobs Bill.
Congress passed the bill earlier this month to help save teacher jobs across the country. North Carolina officials have said they're not sure how they'll use the $300 million because there weren't massive teacher layoffs this year.
The meeting will be held at noon in the board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.