Barnum chooses to keep its busing fleet


March 29, 2024

A potential busing overhaul in Barnum ended last week, with board members choosing to keep its buses and bus drivers.

The board had explored selling its fleet of buses and contracting with a private company for transportation services, after a shortage of school bus drivers caused a rash of parent complaints as children had to spend hours on longer routes and parents had to find other transportation because there were no substitute drivers.

In exploring its options, the Barnum school board had posted two bids, one for bids on its buses, another for quotations for bus transportation services.


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