Why is this important?

The consortium now spends nearly $21 million a year transporting public and nonpublic students. While transportation costs are climbing, enrollment in the area has declined by 11,000 students the past 10 years, a 27 percent decrease. By reducing the consortium fleet of more than 400 buses by five percent and transportation operating costs by an additional two percent, we are projecting savings of nearly $4 million over the course of the five-year Straight A Grant. The money saved in this area of school district operations can be reallocated back into the classroom to further impact student learning.

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