Florida school district explores privatizing school bus transportation
School bus drivers are fighting to keep their benefits as the Hillsborough County School District discusses opting to outsource its bus transportation system to a private company. It's one option among many, according to Hillsborough County School Board Member Candy Olson. "There are no simple solutions," said Olson. "You can't order a bus today and get it tomorrow." The district has faced obstacles, including spending more than $60 million a year on transportation, and there is a need to cut back, the Board explained. The district is also trying to find a way to handle students who misbehave — students bus drivers want to face the consequence of not being allowed back on the bus.
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