Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, First Student officials work to resolve ongoing transportation issues | savannahnow.com

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Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, First Student officials work to resolve ongoing transportation issues | savannahnow.com

Transportation is the most hated Savannah-Chatham Public Schools service that parents can’t seem to live without.

Every school year, without fail, a tearful mother or a taunted adolescent comes forward with a story about a new school-bus-related horror.

It has become difficult for some parents to watch the yellow bus doors close behind their child without conjuring up more than a decade’s worth of bad memories — from break downs, fights and missed bus stops to the students who were let off a bus to lift a broken rail road crossing arm in 2005.

Over the years Savannah-Chatham Public Schools transportation has gone from a district-run department to a privatized service, first with Laidlaw and for the last seven years with First Student. Each has had its problems.

Yet, every morning, tens of thousands of children get back on board.

“In transportation you’ve got to have thick skins because you’re dealing with people’s children and they can get upset, even when you’re doing the right things,” said Kerry Mayo, First Student location manager.

Who’s to blame?

via Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, First Student officials work to resolve ongoing transportation issues | savannahnow.com.

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