Cheese Wagons

The bids are in, the evaluation is finished, and the School Board’s extensive study and deliberation is completed.  We’ve had multiple opportunities for citizen input, and we’ve made a decision: we will change to contracted bus service beginning next year.  The cheese wagons will continue to roll.

We will provide bus service to all students, and it will cost less than what it currently costs for us to bus only those outside a mile radius of the schools.  The current bus drivers will have the first offer of employment, and they’ll get a raise.   They’ll also get additional driving opportunities that we can’t currently provide, so those who wish to work more hours (thus earning more) can.

They’ll be the only ones to get a raise, from the looks of the State budget cuts preliminarily outlined in the Governor’s address last night.

I’m glad that part is over; now, we just have to re-balance the budget. 

2 Responses to “Cheese Wagons”

  1. on 13 May 2008 at 2:40 pm voter person

    The hard part now begins. Re-balancing the budget will not be an easy task with the cuts from the state. There are many people out there with their own ideas but you are the ones who will have to deal with it, Good Luck!

  2. on 14 May 2008 at 10:10 pm Joel

    Oak Ridge is fortunate to have citizens like you.

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