Worthington Schools

BOND LEVY - What are you going to do with the money.

New School Buses 3 Million Dollars.

1.23 million already budgeted, 1.77 million from the bond levy if you approve it.

 

The useful  life of a school bus is 12-15 years, according to this study by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services.  The study also found that after 10 years of life, the operating costs of school buses increase dramatically. The easiest way to demonstrate the requirement for new school buses is to show you our existing fleet. The current plan is to replace 8 buses per year for 5 years. The buses to be replaced are the oldest, marked in red on this chart. As you can see, at the end of the 5 year cycle, the goal is to replace the buses that are past the useful life. Obviously, each bus will be evaluated on a case by case basis. In addition, our transportation department, led by supervisor George Sontag,  will be evaluating the requirement for all bus service, including total costs, in light of the declining enrollment situation at the middle schools and the high school.

Bus Fleet Statistics.

Bus # Year Odometer Mileage   1/20/2006 Odometer Changed Actual Miles Rated capacity Age  Miles/Year Age in 5 years Miles in 5 years
52 1986 135,911.0   135,911.0 65 20         6,796 25  169,888.75
64 1987 151,302.0   151,302.0 65 19         7,963 24  191,118.32
61 1987 172,748.0   172,748.0 65 19         9,092 24  218,208.00
57 1987 199,397.0   199,397.0 65 19       10,495 24  251,869.89
65 1987 212,640.0   212,640.0 35 19       11,192 24  268,597.89
2 1988 216,612.0   216,612.0 35 18       12,034 23  276,782.00
71 1989 195,450.0   195,450.0 65 17       11,497 22  252,935.29
69 1989 208,683.0   208,683.0 65 17       12,275 22  270,060.35
72 1989 220,467.0   220,467.0 65 17       12,969 22  285,310.24
70 1989 253,158.0   253,158.0 65 17       14,892 22  327,616.24
83 1990 57,386.0 123,900.0 171,768.0 71 16       10,736 21  225,445.50
74 1990 40,862.0 137,912.0 178,774.0 65 16       11,173 21  234,640.88
82 1990 26,886.0 155,225.0 182,111.0 71 16       11,382 21  239,020.69
87 1990 27,136.0 155,793.0 182,929.0 28 16       11,433 21  240,094.31
77 1990 36,119.0 147,910.0 184,029.0 71 16       11,502 21  241,538.06
11 1990 71,088.0 117,846.0 188,934.0 71 16       11,808 21  247,975.88
19 1990 66,174.0 136,085.0 202,259.0 71 16       12,641 21  265,464.94
85 1990 77,459.0 125,500.0 202,959.0 71 16       12,685 21  266,383.69
75 1990 29,718.0 179,411.0 209,129.0 65 16       13,071 21  274,481.81
73 1990 209,287.0   209,287.0 65 16       13,080 21  274,689.19
89 1991 25,039.0 92,991.0 118,030.0 71 15         7,869 20  157,373.33
97 1991 57,348.0 76,101.0 133,449.0 12 15         8,897 20  177,932.00
95 1991 58,444.0 97,752.0 156,196.0 12 15       10,413 20  208,261.33
17 1991 159,210.0   159,210.0 71 15       10,614 20  212,280.00
94 1991 87,812.0 84,400.0 172,212.0 12 15       11,481 20  229,616.00
91 1991 70,907.0 110,612.0 181,519.0 16 15       12,101 20  242,025.33
93 1991 95,801.0 89,414.0 185,215.0 12 15       12,348 20  246,953.33
96 1991 26,380.0 160,745.0 187,125.0 16 15       12,475 20  249,500.00
88 1991 54,512.0 135,495.0 190,007.0 71 15       12,667 20  253,342.67
92 1991 45,797.0 168,321.0 214,118.0 16 15       14,275 20  285,490.67
99 1993 160,967.0   160,967.0 71 13       12,382 18  222,877.38
98 1993 185,569.0   185,569.0 71 13       14,275 18  256,941.69
100 1993 199,142.0   199,142.0 71 13       15,319 18  275,735.08
36 1994 116,351.0   116,351.0 71 12         9,696 17  164,830.58
16 1994 131,061.0   131,061.0 22 12       10,922 17  185,669.75
35 1994 146,776.0   146,776.0 71 12       12,231 17  207,932.67
15 1994 30,769.0 139,784.0 170,553.0 22 12       14,213 17  241,616.75
46 1994 23,719.0 193,400.0 217,119.0 71 12       18,093 17  307,585.25
8 1996 139,567.0   139,567.0 71 10       13,957 15  209,350.50
5 1996 156,919.0   156,919.0 71 10       15,692 15  235,378.50
3 1996 163,891.0   163,891.0 71 10       16,389 15  245,836.50
9 1996 182,752.0   182,752.0 71 10       18,275 15  274,128.00
12 1998 114,956.0   114,956.0 71 8       14,370 13  186,803.50
18 1998 125,486.0   125,486.0 71 8       15,686 13  203,914.75
13 1998 143,038.0   143,038.0 71 8       17,880 13  232,436.75
20 1999 42,697.0 45,738.0 88,435.0 18 7       12,634 12  151,602.86
44 2000 82,395.0   82,395.0 72 6       13,733 11  151,057.50
1 2000 92,827.0   92,827.0 72 6       15,471 11  170,182.83
33 2000 97,073.0   97,073.0 72 6       16,179 11  177,967.17
49 2000 97,453.0   97,453.0 72 6       16,242 11  178,663.83
43 2000 109,615.0   109,615.0 72 6       18,269 11  200,960.83
34 2000 17,646.0 98,116.0 115,762.0 72 6       19,294 11  212,230.33
32 2000 126,370.0   126,370.0 72 6       21,062 11  231,678.33
31 2000 131,597.0   131,597.0 72 6       21,933 11  241,261.17
62 2003 43,022.0   43,022.0 71 3       14,341 8  114,725.33
23 2003 43,627.0   43,627.0 71 3       14,542 8  116,338.67
30 2003 43,720.0   43,720.0 54 3       14,573 8  116,586.67
29 2003 50,982.0   50,982.0 71 3       16,994 8  135,952.00
21 2003 52,288.0   52,288.0 71 3       17,429 8  139,434.67
59 2003 53,102.0   53,102.0 71 3       17,701 8  141,605.33
63 2003 58,223.0   58,223.0 71 3       19,408 8  155,261.33
28 2003 58,907.0   58,907.0 71 3       19,636 8  157,085.33
26 2004 20,951.0   20,951.0 71 2       10,476 7    73,328.50
14 2004 24,909.0   24,909.0 71 2       12,455 7    87,181.50
27 2004 25,801.0   25,801.0 71 2       12,901 7    90,303.50
10 2004 27,477.0   27,477.0 71 2       13,739 7    96,169.50
25 2004 27,706.0   27,706.0 71 2       13,853 7    96,971.00
24 2004 30,505.0   30,505.0 71 2       15,253 7  106,767.50
4 2004 30,816.0   30,816.0 71 2       15,408 7  107,856.00
78 2004 34,082.0 34,082.0 71 2       17,041 7  119,287.00
40 2005 16,444.0   16,444.0 71 1       16,444 6    98,664.00
48 2005 18,263.0   18,263.0 71 1       18,263 6  109,578.00
42 2005 20,091.0   20,091.0 71 1       20,091 6  120,546.00
41 2005 21,661.0   21,661.0 71 1       21,661 6  129,966.00
39 2005 21,869.0   21,869.0 71 1       21,869 6  131,214.00
47 2005 22,156.0   22,156.0 71 1       22,156 6  132,936.00
37 2005 22,504.0   22,504.0 71 1       22,504 6  135,024.00
38 2005 22,695.0   22,695.0 71 1       22,695 6  136,170.00
45 2005 26,369.0   26,369.0 71 1       26,369 6  158,214.00
6 2005 28,245.0   28,245.0 71 1       28,245 6  169,470.00
53 2005 32,361.0   32,361.0 71 1       32,361 6  194,166.00
54 2005 33,287.0   33,287.0 71 1       33,287 6  199,722.00
           
           
   
   
   
   
     

Did you ever wonder how much money our district can save by eliminating high school busing or cutting to state minimum standards. So did I, so I asked our transportation supervisor to run the numbers. I also wanted to know how many students are transported, and I had a number of other questions as well. Mr. Sontag's responses are below:

Q&A WITH GEORGE SONTAG