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S. Huntington District Eyes Bus, Building Changes

Vendors present proposals on transportation, closings.

The South Huntington Board of Education heard Wednesday night from vendors interested in tackling two key issues: how busing is handled and whether the district needs all the buildings it now operates.

Sometimes lost in the louder and more dramatic debate over teacher contracts and program cuts as the budget was being prepared, those two topics, nonetheless came up many times.

Joan E. Townley, planning services coordinator at Western Suffolk BOCES, said that a study would cover such categories as demographics, current and projected enrollment, facilities, options and other topics.

Tim Ammon of Management Partnership Services said a study of how to handle future busing operations would analyze current costs and policies but also examine contracts, management of time and distance and several other topics. He said his company could produce a study in about 90 days.

The presentations were part of the organizations' bids for the studies going forward but the board took no action on those bids Wednesday night.

Robert W August 17, 2012 at 02:44 PM
And these studies would cost the taxpayer how much? Seems the only ones missing out on the $140,000,000 budget are the kids!
Ron August 17, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Has a study ever been done by the SH BOE on how much damage has been done to the million dollar turf at WW along with the wear and tear which is causing it to look like it needs replacing already? Might I add most of this because of all the outside organizations which use the field 24/7/365. Maybe it should be used by ONLY the students.
joey August 17, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Didn't we spend 54 million dollars in a bond where 5 million was allocated for bus transportation centers and new buses. Now 9 years later we are having the same discussions. We give money as taxpayers and more studies are needed. I am glad the new district Super is looking into this but it seems to be the same old story.

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