To belt, or not to belt

Galveston County public school leaders are being thrust into a national debate about whether those vehicles should be outfitted with seat belts.

Galveston County public school leaders planning to upgrade their bus fleets are being thrust into a national debate about whether those vehicles should be outfitted with seat belts.

The question is more complex than it might first appear and is complicated in Texas by both a new law and increasing acrimony between state lawmakers and public school officials over funding cuts for education and general dysfunction in the state’s funding system.

Michael A. Smith: 409-683-5206; michael.smith@galvnews.com

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