In Case You Missed It: Providence School Bus Controversies
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Providence Report Warned About Busing Issues
Following recent reports from Providence parents that a school bus got lost and stranded students on the East Side of the city, then claims last Friday that another school bus lacked a monitor, a report issued to the school department earlier this year has surfaced in which consultants posed concerns regarding monitoring staffing policies.
Prov Bus Company Fined Millions Nationally
With the new school year nearly a month underway, busing issues in the City of Providence have plagued both the city's school department and busing vendor, First Student, who GoLocal has uncovered has amassed, at a minimum, over $1 million in fines issued in recent years across the country in districts which it serves.
The financial repercussions, which have been reported by a range of news outlets, have been a result of buses being late, as well as hits for environmental transgressions. In addition, even more issues have come to light, including other districts with problems similar to Providence, a First Student driver charged with DWI, and other sites tracking First Student slip-ups in the news.
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