SCCPSS Board pulls transportation hub item from agenda

SCCPSS holds first board meeting of the year

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah-Chatham County Public School Board held their first meeting of the new year on Wednesday.

As board members discussed anything from developing new early learning centers to committee appointments, it’s an item that was pulled from today’s agenda that our Sean Evans wants to tell you about.

​There was supposed to be a presentation on a proposed transportation hub for board members Wednesday, but it was pulled by school leaders for a particular reason.

​The transportation hub proposal has come up before, and the reason is, transportation is a costly venture for the school district, operating with about a $30-million budget. Right now, the district is one of a few in the entire state that buses students in charter and choice programs to and from school, even if they live outside that school’s zone.

Going that extra mile, and with a driver shortage, the district is forced to somehow revamp transportation services, so right now, there’s a transportation survey on the front page of the district’s website for parents to offer needed feedback on what’s needed.

​“We want you to go and give us your feedback," said Vanessa Miller-Kaigler, SCCPSS, Chief Operations Officer. "We’ll take a look at all of those options, but certainly we’re going to have to make some recommendations as to how we can be most efficient in delivering pupil transportation services.”

​That survey will likely be up for another month, and the hub presentation back on the agenda sometime next month.

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