Columbus school board approves bus pact after much wrangling

Source: By Bill Bush, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH (OH), Tuesday, June 8, 2010  11:19 PM

Like a stubborn foreman with a hung jury, Columbus school board President Carol Perkins pushed her colleagues tonight to debate the details of a $14.2 million-a-year bus contract again and again.


….. That means First Student – the company that shut down the district for a day in 2007 after one of its drivers was caught with a cocaine-filled syringe – will be the sole private bus contractor for the district until 2013.

The company will not let the district down, said Roger Moore, First Student regional vice president, after winning the three-year contract on the 4-3 vote.

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