Let us welcome yet another Advisory Committee to the Timberlane fold….
TIMBERLANE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
SUPERINTENDENT’S TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY
Dr. Metzler is pleased to report the establishment of a Superintendent’s
Transportation Advisory Committee which will meet on a quarterly basis to work
on efficiency, recruitment of drivers and overall quality of the transportation
Committee membership will be comprised of District administrators, bus drivers
and representation from First Student and Provider companies.
September 29, 2015
Notice that the dates, time and place of these meetings are not announced. Yet another advisory committee working behind the scenes.
Last week I asked for bus transportation to be added to the agenda as a result of a Sandown’ resident’s experience which I don’t want to portray as serious. (Whenever a change in routes is done, it is normal and expected for there to be occasional glitches.) To my astonishment, transportation was added to the agenda and now a whole advisory committee is established. I’m not surprised because every time an operational issue arises in the district, an advisory committee pops up to take it off the school board’s plate – and out of the public eye. The only thing left for the school board to do is to polish its own plate glass window.
I should hasten to add and clarify that the issue was minor and corrected the next day. I do not want to imply that there is anything serious going on with our buses. Not at all. I would simply like the occasional issues talked of frankly and openly at a school board meeting with a full understanding of how they happened and how they were corrected.