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Mar 31, 2011 2:22 PM by Greg Boyce

50 buses from District 49 encircle Capitol

DENVER (AP) - School buses from a Colorado Springs-area district have circled the state Capitol to make a statement about proposed
education budget cuts.

About 50 buses from Falcon School District 49 circled the state Capitol on Thursday with messages for lawmakers considering cutting education funding. The messages included "NO CUTS" and "DRIVING OUR FUTURE." Many other drivers honked at the buses, either in support or aggravation.  The cost of the trip raised eyebrows at home. The Gazette reported that the trip could cost up to around $20,000. Senate Democratic Leader John Morse, who represents the
area, said the money was privately raised.  The district expects to lose up to $9 million and voted to eliminate bus service next year.

Schools there are on spring break this week.

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