Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Even at -25°F with all the fun we have doing our jobs the Lord knows we need more oversight

Audit: Not all school districts adequately oversee their bus operations
By Scott Wente
DL-Online - 01/29/2008

ST. PAUL – Most Minnesota school districts adequately oversee their student transportation operations, but others do not, and better local- and state-level oversight is needed, an audit released this morning reported. A report by the office of Minnesota Legislative Auditor James Nobles also concluded that there are few requirements for the drivers of vans and other vehicles often used to transport students in special education programs. Additionally, the report found that many school district transportation officials do not understand their obligations.“School districts vary significantly in how they provide, manage and oversee student transportation,” the audit concluded. “While many school districts do an excellent job, others do not ensure that school bus drivers are qualified or adequately oversee the contractors who provide transportation for their district.”

The Complete Auditor's report

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