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Minutes

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

March 8, 2017

6:00 p.m.

 

Committee Members Present:  April Cusick, Edward Hastings, Kati McCormick

Board Members Present:  Staci Fortunato, Kimberly Martin, Jennifer Neumeyer,Deborah Towle

Administrators Present:  Donna Madore, Kathy Casparius

 1.  Appoint a chair

Motion by Kati McCormick to appoint Edward Hastings as chair.  Second by April Cusick, so moved 3-0

2.  Bus Bid – Discussion

Kathy Casparius, Business Manager, said First Student was the only bid submitted for busing. The new rate is $2.55 per mile for the first 350,000 miles which also includes the fuel charge and $1.86 additional for miles over 350,000.  In the prior contract the rate was $1.96 per mile plus 0.43 cents per mile for a fuel charge for a total of $2.39 per mile for 300,000 miles.  The higher cost is due to an increase in driver rate, the purchase of 9 new buses, and additional cameras on the buses. The contract is for three years.  GPS will be included on all buses and First Student will utilize software to help determine bus routes.  The committee asked that customer service be addressed with First Student.

Motion by April Cusick to accept First Student’s bid, second by Kati McCormick, so moved 3-0.

The meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m.