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2007 Attorney General opinion on school transportation
In this public letter, Attorney General Robert McDonnell responds to a state delegate asking a legal question about school transportation. The delegate requested legal advice about whether or not a school could charge a fee to transport students to and from school. In response, the Attorney General stated that charging students for transportation to and from school would violate state law.
What is the role of the Attorney General in this situation? What is his relation to the General Assembly?
School and school buses are "public goods" provided by the government. What are the characteristics of public goods and services provided by government? Why and how does the government provide certain goods and services? What would happen if you had to pay to ride the school bus?
Source: Robert McDonnell, "2007 Attorney General opinion on school transportation," Office of the Attorney General of Virginia Bob McDonnell (accessed March 22, 2009).