This is in response to the Sun Journal story “School funding changes urged,” May 3, about the city funding busing for Trinity Catholic elementary and junior high school students.
If it is dollars and cents they are really looking at, it is important to remember, first of all, that the 172 Trinity students who are currently bused are the children of Lewiston taxpayers. These taxpayers choose to send their children to Trinity.
Here are 172 students, not in the Lewiston school system, not overcrowding the Lewiston classrooms, perhaps making it unnecessary to hire new teachers.
Which is less expensive: funding busing or paying for the student to attend a Lewiston public school?
Lewiston officials should continue to fund busing for Trinity students. It is common sense.
Valerie Ouellette, Lewiston