Welcome to The Ohio Shared Services Collaborative

buskids Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. It’s about identifying what matters and then leveraging resources to best accomplish this end. We believe in collaboration, data and results to support schools and the community. This webpage provides you with our efforts to date. Our current focus is on school transportation. We invite you to browse our site and to contact us with questions or suggestions.
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We are education providers who have voluntarily agreed to pool our time, talent and other resources to tackle the difficult work of providing quality services to Ohio school districts for the lowest cost. We believe that by working together we can accomplish more.
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school-crossing-sign-flickr-brianjmatis-630x420-e1349194643873Our consortium members agreed to work together to map student addresses and routes, and associated transportation and school locations; to utilize a common transportation database; and to regularly meet to review and consider within and cross district routing and shared transportation locations. The grant allows us to equip each bus with a commercially available GPS hardware to track routes driven, bus stop arrival times, vehicle speeds, and current location. An associated ground control software will provide continuous data aggregation and various analyses. In addition, a radio frequency ID (RFID) reader will be installed on each bus, and each student will be issued a passive swipe RFID card. No additional effort is required of the driver. The RFID system permits an accurate count of ridership and time and place students board and exit the bus. A text can then be sent to parents via a cell phone application to inform them when their children are getting on and off the bus.
The OESCA Transportation Grant…