A Commitment to Improving School Bus Transportation12/13/2012
Taking the high road sometimes requires a painful, introspective look at yourself and how you can improve. The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) earlier this year embarked on a journey of self-introspection, specifically of our school bus transportation system and how we manage it.
When I arrived to the DOE in early July, measures were already being taken to streamline routes, as well as commission a study to find out how and why costs had gone through the roof in recent years. As stewards for Hawaii’s taxpayers – many of whom are our students’ parents – it was critical for us to investigate how we could better serve our communities.
We have already taken important steps to increase efficiencies and cut costs, including: