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District school-bus changes loom

...But with the potential of higher rates from the bus contractor and declining enrollments, Juneau could be looking...that fewer buses are needed. The district pays its bus contractor by the number of buses it uses, not by the number...
Alaska Digest

...she decided otherwise she planned to contact Juneau media outlets by 6 a.m. She said she would consult with the bus contractor, district maintenance staff and city streets officials about the safety of the roads and walkways. Any snowfall...
Alaska Digest the night of the vandalism and supplied it to the group. Employees of First Student, the school district's bus contractor, showed up for work early Nov. 29 and noticed flat tires on multiple buses parked at the company headquarters on...
School district fails to keep bussing records

...later and picked her up. The bus contractor, First Student, recognized how...request to share them. Other bus contractors? First Student is the only school...bought out Juneau's previous bus contractor, Laidlaw Transit Services, in...
Proposal to shift school start times stirs debate and the safety of younger children outside on dark winter mornings. Kevin Hanson, manager of the district's bus contractor First Student, has been working with the district officials on a various scenarios to accommodate the changes - with...
Food donations pour in to Juneau charities

...It was more than would fit in a full-sized school bus, and led the organization to ask for a second short bus. Bus contractor First Student donated the use of its buses along with its drivers' time. Lisa Currier's first grade class at Mendenhall...
School district to require bus documentation bus-related complaints and route logs from its bus contractor, First Student, after an Empire inquiry revealed...documentation was limited to "some e-mails." The bus contractor transports more than 1,300 riders a day on 36 routes...
School bus complaint logs show uneventful final months

School bus contractor First Student fielded 15 complaints since it resumed logging and documenting them for the Juneau School District. With 36 routes...
Fuel prices hit hard

...Eric Lindegaard said it's difficult forecasting fuel prices when he bids on his job as the Juneau School District bus contractor. "If I could project that, I wouldn't be in this business, I'd be in the stock market," he said, chuckling...
Slashed tires on 45 buses close most Mat-Su schools

...Palmer-Wasilla Highway, MatSu School District spokeswoman Kim Floyd said. First Student is the district's main bus contractor and serves 31 of the 36 Mat-Su public schools. The district is about 40 miles north of Anchorage. "It's completely...


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