The Sturgeon Bay school district is expected to take another step toward getting out of the busing business when the board of education meets on Wednesday evening. According to the agenda, the board will be asked to approve a contract with Kobussen Buses who would begin operating in July. In addition, the school district would sell its fleet to Kobussen for $325,000 and cease providing busing services at the end of the current school year.
In related action, board members will also vote on a resolution setting up a lease agreement with Kobussen for use of the bus garage. The district would be paid $1,200 per month plus utilities. By getting out of the busing business, Sturgeon Bay could save an estimated $200,000 annually. In addition, the funds the dollars realized by selling the bus fleet could be used for needed capital projects.
It’s anticipated that current bus drivers would be given the opportunity to sign on with Kobussen.