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Don't delay fixing school bus system

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 06, 2012

~~<p>The state Department of Education's management of its school bus system has reached a critical juncture. The system has been hit with a breathtaking escalation in costs, a budget smackdown in the Legislature and the slashing of service to about 2,000 students. The state auditor, in a report issued Friday, placed the blame squarely at the DOE's feet, accusing the department of gross mismanagement: &quot;The way in which the department operates its transportation network is fundamentally flawed.&quot;</p>
<p>It's obvious the time has arrived to fix the broken school bus system. What's not so obvious is how this will be done.</p>
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The state Department of Education's management of its school bus system has reached a critical juncture. The system has been hit with a breathtaking escalation in costs, a budget smackdown in the Legislature and the slashing of service to about 2,000 students. The state auditor, in a report issued Friday, placed the blame squarely at the DOE's feet, accusing the department of gross mismanagement: "The way in which the department operates its transportation network is fundamentally flawed."

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