07-23-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #15


Title
School Bus Routes 2013-2014

Discussion

The Transportation Division will begin the 2013-14 school year operating 32 (9%) fewer bus routes than compared to the beginning of this past school year.  The beginning of the 2012-13 school year required Transportation to operate 393 routes and in comparison will begin the 2013-14 school year with 361 routes.  This 9% reduction in routes is a direct result of the School Board's unanimous vote to eliminate corridor busing, inclusive of the instructional academics and dual enrollment (not including the Collegiate High School program), beginning with the 2013-14 school year.  The reduction of the 32 routes is projected to save the District $1,200,000 and was a key component of the list of Proposed Budget Cuts and Revenue Enhancements, also adopted by the School Board.

 

The table below represents the projected school bus routes for the 2013-14 school year.  Once the school year begins and numbers stabilize, the Board will be updated on the actual numbers. 

 

BUS ROUTES

2012-13

2013-14

DIFFERENCE

North

68

59

-9

Central

106

100

-6

Mid-South

89

81

-8

South

130

121

-9

TOTALS

393

361

-32



Recommendation
Approve the projected 361 bus routes by area for the school year 2013-2014.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 7/23/2013

Authority for Action
Florida Statute 1006.21

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Arby Creach, Director of Transportation 633-3680

Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, x600




Attachment:  route projections 13-14.pdf