Hempfield Area School District bus drivers propose ‘savings’

Source: Richard Gazarik, Tribune-Review, October 19, 2009

…At stake are the jobs of 149 drivers and custodians. Transportation, food services, cleaning and maintenance are part of a $134 billion market, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. …The school board is demanding concessions worth $9 million to $10 million over four years. Otherwise, directors will hire a private contractor, First Student, to take over transportation of the districts 6,400 students. First Student’s proposal would save the district $1.4 million in the first year, board members said. …

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