Two pupil transportation issues will be considered by the State Board
of Education at their upcoming meeting May 3-4, 2006.
The consultant study of the transportation funding formula study will
be presented for action on the first reading so that the report may be
sent to the General Assembly. The report was prepared by Management
Partnership Services and includes the results of the listening sessions
as well as analysis of the existing formula and recommendations for the
future. The board is not expected to actually implement results at this
time, but to hear the recommendations and consider them for future
implementation. The PowerPoint presentation of this report is linked at
the end of this article. The recommendations will be shared with the
NCASA Transportation Advisory Council later in May.
The board will also receive information for NC BUS FLEET: North
Carolina Vehicle Fleet Manual. The "Fleet Manual" included the work
done by the committee charged with revising the 1997 Preventive
Maintenance Manual and by the committee charged with creating the School
Bus Inspection Manual. It also includes DPI vehicle purchase,
replacement and surplus policies. A draft of this manual is also linked
at the end of this article. The board is expected to vote on accepting
this manual into State Board of Education Policy at the June meeting.
Information about the State Board of Education, including its meeting
schedule and on-line broadcast can be found at