10:14 PM EST, November 16, 2011
Just days after a class action law suit is filed against Franklin Township School Corporation's bussing policy, school leaders held a closed door meeting Wednesday night. The superintendent and general counsel said there are no plans to change the policy until a court requires them to do so.
Franklin Township's pay-to-bus policy has outraged many parents. Some have filed a class action lawsuit. The Indiana attorney general weighed in, advising the school corporation it is responsible for bussing.
"The attorney general's opinion is only advisory on the school district," said Chuck Rubright, Franklin Township School's attorney.
Dr. Walter Bourke, the superintendent said he is glad there will soon be answers.
"We're looking forward to some sort of final resolution to the questions of our arrangements. We intend to let the judicial system to do that and give us a final resolution."
School board members plan to make a resolution at Monday's board meeting to allow the school's attorney to defend the policy.