Transportation problems a bumpy ride for district

Source: Carmen Paige, Pensacola News Journal (FL), August, 17, 2006

An unusually high number of complaints about school bus transportation has some Santa Rosa County School Board members disappointed and looking for answers. Board members have scheduled a workshop today with district officials to try to iron out bus problems, such as children being picked up or delivered home late. The problems have been attributed to a lack of drivers and route changes. “I’ve been disappointed because we have Laidlaw, and their job is to address drivers and routes,” said Diane Coleman, School Board chairwoman. “I want to be sure they are doing what we hired them to do.”