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By policy, the Forsyth County Board of Education provides school bus transportation for all eligible Forsyth County students based on the students residence.

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1 By policy, the Forsyth County Board of Education provides school bus transportation for all eligible Forsyth County students based on the students residence and school of enrollment, and in compliance with Federal, State and/or Local laws, rules, regulations and/or procedures. The Transportation Department is authorized to develop a framework and procedures that provide transportation services to eligible Forsyth County Public School students.

2 Regular Operating 1. Driver Benefits drivers allotted! Salary$8, Social Security Sick Leave Physical $9,574.16/allotted bus Our cost? $14, per driver 5.58 hours * * 178 days No reduction in

3 2. School Bus Liability Insurance $139-$500/allotted bus Based upon actual local cost in FY10 No reduction in

4 3. Drug Testing (Federal Requirement) $53.00/allotted bus Pre-Employment Random Post-Accident Reasonable Suspension Return to Duty No reduction in

5 Allocation of All Funds in FY 11 $295 million earned by local systems (LEAs) $133 million appropriated* $162 million deficit is up $103M (175%) from $59M in FY06* Allocated by reducing operating funds by 71.5% and eliminating bus replacement totally (* Does not include $50M in Bond Buses) Georgia State Funding (Transportation)

6 State Funding (continued) Operating Funds FY 11 Amount Earned–$ 144,634,347 Amount Allotted–$ 41,244,075* Funded at 28.5% Short Fall –$ 103,390,272*

7 Walking distance to school, for allotment ( & ) State: One and one-half (1½) miles measured by roadway Forsyth: We service all students residing in attendance zone (Approximately 15% of total eligible students) School bus stops for allocation purposes ( ) State: No more frequent than one-tenth of a mile Forsyth: Same with case by case exceptions State: Students walk up to.5 miles Forsyth: Our students walk no further than.3 miles to the nearest stop (almost exclusively cul-de-sacs) 12 Student Transportation Funding Mechanism

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10 Per Student Spending By State (Transportation Funding)

11 Forsyth County Schools Transportation 4 MS 3HS 12 ES 20 All Schools =========== 232 drivers 31 monitors. 278 school buses 351 routes 280 All Staff (20,407 students) (37,365 students (+83%)) 9 MS (125%) 5HS (67%) 19 ES (58%) 33 All Schools (65%) ============= 288 drivers (+24%/-91) 35 monitors (+13%/-15) 352 school buses (+27%/-101) 469 routes (+34%/-103) 346 All Staff (24%/-110(12/YR))

12 Forsyth County Schools Transportation 5 MS 3HS 13 ES 21 All Schools =========== 240 drivers 31 monitors. 284 school buses 378 routes 289 All Staff (23,612 students) (37,365 students (+58%)) 9 MS (80%) 5HS (67%) 19 ES (46%) 33 All Schools (57%) ============= 288 drivers (+20%/-89) 35 monitors (+13%/-14) 352 school buses (+24%/-97) 469 routes (+24%/-128) 346 All Staff (20%/-111 (16/YR)

13 Forsyth County Schools Transportation 8 MS 4 HS 16 ES 28 All Schools =========== 290 drivers 35 monitors. 348 school buses 483 routes 346 All Staff (32,374 students) (37,365 students (+15%)) 9 MS (13%) 5HS (25%) 19 ES (19%) 33 All Schools (18%) ============= 288 drivers (-1%/-46) 35 monitors (+0%/-5) 360 school buses (+3%/-40) 496 routes (+3%/-59) 346 All Staff (0%/-52 (20/YR)

14 Doing More With Less Since SY new schools (2 HS, 3 MS and 6 ES (50%)) – More Athletic Teams (56%) – More Activity Trips (50%) 10,000+ students (+40%) – 22% increase to route mileage – 12% increase to total mileage – 0% increase to activity trip mileage – 11% decrease in deadhead mileage Decreases to rate of growth from SY and SY have reduced mileage costs by $900,000 for SY alone.

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16 Per FTE Spending 2003 Student Transportation 126% of State Average in 2003

17 Per FTE Spending 2010 Student Transportation 24%

18 Improved on-time percentage from 96.5% to % since 2008! (2.3% improvement)

19 Reduced accident rate by 31% since !

20 SY SY DriverMileageDriverMileageNOTES: Cherokee$14.00$3.25$14.00$3.25 a) Do not offer service during routes b) Charge FICA for drivers as well c) 2 hour minimum charged Cobb$25.00$3.00$25.00$3.002 hour minimum charged Forsyth$14.47$1.50$14.47$1.572 hour minimum charged, Fulton$ a)for up to 4 hours b) $65.00 per hour after 4 hours c) includes driver wage and mileage charge Gwinnett$30.16$1.56$30.16$1.62hourly*1.5 (OT)*1.3(fringe) Marietta$12.00$2.35$12.00$3.00Trying to increase driver wage too. State Average $2.75 $?.?? These are calculated after the fact so reflects data and will reflect data when available SAMPLE AVERAGE $19.13$2.33$19.13$2.49 Sample Activity Trip Costs Charged To Schools (By County) The lowest cost per mile and the lowest total cost per trip in the metro area. Our goal is to provide the safest, most cost-effective extracurricular transportation service available!

21 Increases are due primarily to increased demand by HS and increases to mileage/driver costs charged to schools ($.90 to $1.50 from 2003 to 2011).

22 Summary The Transportation Department mission is to provide transportation service that protects students, supports quality learning and improves the community. We strive to maximize our operational efficiency (Goal 5 of our Strategic Plan) while improving the quality of our service. Attention to continuous improvement of structure, process and procedure. Use access to timely, relevant and accurate information from GPS, TIS and Infinite Campus to accumulate performance data and analyze improvement opportunities. Development of Transportations human capital (Goals 2,3 and 4); employees, students and stakeholders who interact on a daily basis with our service. The use of on-line tools to facilitate Safe, Orderly And Respectful school bus learning. The use of alternative methods of delivery to engage employees, students and stakeholders in the business of protecting students and supporting quality learning.

23 Areas of Improvement Global Positioning System-performance measurement and security More accurate and timely method of tracking mileage Assists in reviewing and improving route pairings Change to parking procedure More buses parked in lots closer to assigned area South Area Shop-structure Service performed in area of assignment Secure parking location in area of assignment


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