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Transportation Level of Service Devin Vodicka, EdD Superintendent Donna Caperton Assistant Superintendent, Business Services February 21, 2013
Background• Overview of Transportation Services provided as informational item to Board on January 17, 2013• Transportation Services can be segmented into categories: – Special Education (mandated) – Program Improvement/NCLB/McKinney Vento (mandated) – Home To School (optional) 2
Current Reality• Home To School (HTS) Services have been reduced over time due to budget cuts• 8.9% of students use HTS and Mandated NCLB transportation services• 3.6% of students use Special Education transportation services• Fleet is aging and in need of improvements 3
Composition of Bus Fleet 18% "New"43% "Seasoned" "Retirement" 39%New: Purchased since 2006Seasoned: Purchased 1993-2005Retirement: Purchased prior to 1992 and/or those not compliant with air pollution laws 4
Doing It Right: Necessary Investments Item Cost New Busses $4,000,000 Replace CNG Fuel Tanks (2016) $180,000 CNG Fuel Station Replacement $500,000 Radio System Upgrades $54,000 TOTAL $4,740,000• None of these expenses are currently included in budget assumptions• Adding these expenses to budget will require cuts in other areas 6
Annual Revenue and Expenses Transportation Program Revenue Expenses Impact on (Rounded) (Rounded) Unrestricted General Fund Special Education $700,000 $3,600,000 -$2,900,000 Home To School $700,000 $1,700,000 -$1,000,000 (flexible)• Given projected deficit spending, these are not sustainable expenses• CA Base Revenue Deficit Factor is 22.272%• Governor’s Proposal restores an estimated 1.65%• Impact of almost $4 million to unrestricted general fund = Approximately 2% of total budget 7
RoutesMandated Optional47 Special Education Routes 15 Home To School Routes:13 McKinney Vento/NCLB Routes • Alamosa Park • Breeze Hill1 NCLB Route for Breeze Hill Elementary • Mission Meadows2 NCLB Routes for Madison Middle and • Monte VistaRoosevelt Middle • Empresa1 Mission Vista Shuttle (Settlement • HannaleiAgreement with City of Oceanside) • Rancho Minerva Middle (shuttle) • Madison Middle (shuttle) • Mission Vista (shuttle with stops at RBV, Washington, Vista High, Mission Meadows) 8
Next Steps• Define target savings• Refine proposed level of services to reach savings target – “Neighborhood School” Special Education Analysis – Home To School Sites • Community Meetings in English and Spanish • Walk Affected Routes • Propose Solutions to Anticipated Issues• Recommend Action Item for Board on March 14 9