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School Board Mulls Bus Privatization

Item: Bus stop? Cd'A School District considers privatization/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: Privatization of its transportation department could potentially save the Coeur d'Alene School District $1.1 million annually. Wendell Wardell, the district's chief operating officer, presented the projected savings to the school board during a budget workshop Monday at the Midtown Center. Trustees directed Wardell to move forward and request bid proposals from private busing companies before the trustees make a final decision on privatization. "It's with a heavy heart and a lot of concern, but I don't think that's a number you can ignore," Board of Trustees Chairman Tom Hamilton said.

Question: Is the Coeur d'Alene School Board acting responsibly by moving toward possible privatization of bus service?

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