Meeting Date:   6/4/2012 - 7:30 PM
Category:   Business/Action Items
Type:   Info
Subject:   16.20 Transportation Changes for 2012-13
Strategic Plan
Policy:  
Enclosure
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Summary Currently, we receive $2.3 million in state funding and $0.2 million in other local funding for regular and special education transportation. The district estimated costs for transportation for the 2011-12 school year exceed $9.7 million dollars. Therefore, the district is redirecting over $7.2 million in funding from our unrestricted general fund to cover these additional transportation expenses. Last week, the Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) conducted an audit of our transportation department and expenses. A draft report will be submitted to the district by the end of June. In order to notify parents of changes in transportation for next school year, staff is recommending the following items be considered for implementation during the 2012-13 school year.

1. No longer provide regular education transportation to Delta View. This would create an estimated savings of $150,000.
2. No longer provide overflow transportation for elementary school students unless they are moved to a school that is more than 5 miles from their home. The savings will be determined by the available space in schools with close proximity to schools that are overcrowded in specific grade levels.
Funding
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation If supported by the Board this item will be brought back as an action item at the June 25th Board meeting.
Approvals:  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent