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Student Transfer Costs Rise Under No Child Left Behind

ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico's largest school district is paying higher transportation costs more under the federal No Child Left Behind law for students who transferred to schools with higher test scores.The district will pay out about 750-thousand dollars for mileage reimbursements this year as required by the federal law.

District officials say reimbursements ran about 568-thousand dollars last year.

They say more parents are collecting up to ten-dollars a day for driving their children to schools outside their neighborhood.

An Albuquerque school official says a parent whose child has perfect attendance collects 18-hundred dollars.

Other transferred students ride buses.

District officials estimate that will cost about 460-thousand dollars this year.

— Associated Press


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