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DCSS transportation restructure recommended

ALBANY -- The Dougherty County School Board Transportation Committee on Friday approved transportation chief Kenneth Williams' request to bring the restructuring of the department before the full board.

Williams' proposal would eliminate the current four-district concept in favor of a fleet manager and operations manger. Two current district managers will be promoted to the two new supervisory positions.

The proposal also would take school bus discipline out of Williams' hands. The school district would move two people into east and west zones to be in charge of discipline.

The plan eliminates one of two shop foreman positions, which Williams said would save the district more than $42,500 per year.

In other action, the committee approved the transfer of $60,000 from the department's diesel fuel budget into its parts budget.

The committee approved bringing the purchases of five new 72-passenger buses for $516,000 before the full board. Williams said the recent totaling of two of the department's buses because of accidents had created a critical need for the new vehicles.

The committee also approved asking the board to OK increased costs for field trips by 50 cents per mile, which would boost the current rate to $1.50 per mile.

The full board will consider these items at its next meeting scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. at the school administration building.

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Sister_Ruby_Two 11 months, 2 weeks ago

"The committee approved bringing the purchases of five new 72-passenger buses for $516,000 before the full board. Williams said the recent totaling of two of the department's buses because of accidents had created a critical need for the new vehicles."

Y'all aint got no insawnce up in there?

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Amazed2 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Insurance? What dat, done got tag, Pro Pro don't never mess with school buses. We didn't budget no insurance we got cash

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FryarTuk 11 months, 2 weeks ago

DCSS Transportation Committee, please consider the value of transitioning the buses to natural gas. Relatively inexpensive to retrofit considering the huge savings on petroleum to say nothing of maintenance and wear and tear on the vehicles. A big step forward for taxpayers and environmentalism.

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Amazed2 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Friartuck that's a good thought!! But unless I am wrong Diesel motors and gasoline motors operate a ltttle different. Maybe the DCSS has converted the fleet to Gasoline but most of the buses except a few special vehicles were diesel. Diesel motors give off a smell kind of like the way tractor trailer trucks and the motors have a different sound because of the high compression they operate at. I might be wrong but don't think they have figured out yet how to retrofit a diesel to natural gas. My guess is it would blow the engine apart soon as you crank it.

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Ihope4albany 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I hope to see you at the meeting on Monday.

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Amazed2 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Well I might be wrong?? If I am I am! Just not aware u can do that to a true diesel.

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