Fayette second in the state for school bus efficiency 2012.03.07

Written by David Green.

Fayette school’s Molly Graf thought the district was doing really well last year when she learned the transportation service was ranked fifth best in the state in overall efficiency.

She was pleased, but she wanted an even better standing. This year she got her wish. The district is now number two among more than 600 districts.

Graf, the district’s administrative assistant, also serves as transportation coordinator.

The Ohio Department of Education determines efficiency by looking at the number of regular education students who are transported per school bus in a district.

Adjustments are then made to account for the differences in physical size of a district and the population.

The ranking of districts determines funding and forces an administrator to examine the transportation system and look for more efficient ways to operate the bus service.

This marks at least the third consecutive year of improvement, moving from eighth place in 2010 to fifth place in 2011 and second best in 2012.

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