A Commitment to Improving School Bus Transportation

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:

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