With the upcoming millage election approaching, I would like to shed light on a piece of school finance that is often overlooked. Covering 604 square miles, Alpena Public Schools bears the cost of busing, in two bus runs, an entire county of students to school each day. We are the largest in area in the entire Lower Peninsula. Many school districts in Michigan do not need to provide busing because their students are able to walk to school. Yet, we receive the same funding as those schools.