School Board discusses busing in Hamilton County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Hamilton County may return to using independent school bus drivers following the fatal Woodmore bus crash last month.

School board members gathered for a called meeting to discuss their transportation options Wednesday afternoon.

Currently, the school system contracts with Durham School Services to cover most of the routes. That contract expires in June.

The administration warned board members it’s too late in the school year to find another private bus firm for next year.

But the contract with Durham could be extended for another year while the board decides which road to take.

Board members also learned Durham has made several safety upgrade since the crash including the addition of bus monitors on some routes, providing extra safety training, and installing a fourth camera on the buses.

That camera is aimed at the driver.

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