the Kodiak Island
School District board
members approved a purchase order with First Student, Inc. to provide
transportation to and from schools throughout the district. At the time, the
purchase order did not include a bus to and from Chiniak. However, after
weighing financial options, the school board increased the purchase order during
Monday night's regular meeting to encompass the Chiniak route.
district's director of finance Luke Fulp said the intent was never to do away
with the service, but rather look at more economically viable options.
-- (Bus Route 1: :39 sec "The
only consideration ... in and out of town.")
district found that the parents could not provide this transportation, so a bus
route to and from Chiniak was needed and the purchase order increased to
accommodate those costs.
the bus is now in service, and it also caters to Chiniak students in other
grade levels that have permission to attend schools in town.
-- (Bus Route 2: :20 sec "Yes,
we're running ... percent of the time.")
board members voted unanimously to increase the purchase order during Monday
night's regular meeting and extend bus service to Chiniak.