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DOE: New School Bus Plan Could Save $.5M By End of Year

·By civilbeat

Ray L’Heureux, the assistant superintendent of Hawaii Department of Education facilities, today told members of the Board of Education Finance Committee that the districts school bus reform initiative is well en route to saving the millions of dollars officials hoped it would. 

Savings through the pilot project totaled more than $200,000 by this January and are expected to amount to $500,000 by the end of the school year, L’Heureux said. That’s $100,000 more than what officials originally anticipated would be saved by the time the 2013-14 year wrapped up. 

The department is