The Associated Press
07/29/2010 10:00:58 AM PDT -- LOS ANGELES (AP) —The superintendent of the nation's second-largest school district has pulled a funding plan asking parents of Los Angeles student athletes to help pay for buses to high school away games.
The financially distressed Los Angeles Unified School District had said games could be canceled if enough money isn't raised through a voluntary $24 per student transportation donation.
But Ramon Cortines released a statement early Thursday saying he has rescinded the transportation funding plan that would have asked for the $24 student contribution at the beginning of fall, winter and spring sports seasons.
Cortines says he's asked his staff to review other financial alternatives to cover the $650,000 needed for the district's athletics transportation budget.