By DAMON LAWRENCE
One of the fundamental duties of a school system is getting students to and from school.
That’s becoming more expensive.
School buses run on diesel fuel, and the cost for that fuel has increased substantially.
The Roane County school system was paying $2.33 per gallon for diesel fuel in March 2007.
This March, the price was $3.28 per gallon, and it can take as much as 100 gallons to fill a school bus.
The school system is seeking an additional $200,000 for diesel fuel.