By the numbers
The total number of students transported daily to and from Rome's schools is as follows:
Elementary - More than 2,750
Middle School - More than 750
High School - More than 1.400
In addition to daily busing to and from school, transportation is an integral part of the Rome City School District's extracurricular and interscholastic programs. Academic field trips also enhance students' learning and are scheduled throughout the academic year by each building to various cultural locations and educationally-based sites.
Dollars and sense
The Rome City School District's state-aid ratio for transportation-eligible expenditures is 90%. For example, if the school district spends $100 for transportation-eligible expenses, the following year the school district will receive $90 back in transportation aid. This example is according to the current state-aid formula.