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Any school district can benefit from outsourcing their transportation. Whether you need to update your fleet or want to balance your budget. Mid States School Bus can help by working closely with you to plan the most effective and efficient way to operate your transportation services. Administrators are being asked to perform more and more functions which leaves little to no time for non-educational tasks. You do not have the time to manage your bus drivers, plan the routes, make sure all State and Federal inspections are completed on time, and schedule required maintenance.

How mid states school bus can help you!

Any school district can benefit from outsourcing their transportation. Whether you need to update your fleet or want to balance your budget. Mid States School Bus can help by working closely with you to plan the most effective and efficient way to operate your transportation services. Administrators are being asked to perform more and more functions which leaves little to no time for non-educational tasks. You do not have the time to manage your bus drivers, plan the routes, make sure all State and Federal inspections are completed on time, and schedule required maintenance.

Here are just a few reasons why you should
outsource your transportation:

• Student population has significantly changed
• Recently added or eliminated buildings
• Own bus fleet is aging or needs replacing
• Transportation increases in cost have outpaced
the funding for them
• Budgets have been altered putting a strain on
your transportation monies

Mid States can offer your district:

• Time savings
• Better cost savings
• Budget predictability
• Higher level of safety for your students
• Freedom from personnel and payroll issues
• Student discipline plans




Top 10 Reasons To Not Operate Your Own Transportation System

1. Budget Management: You are able to plan your budget more efficiently by having only one bill per month. You will receive a monthly transportation bill from Mid States and know that will be your only entry into your transportation budget every month. One bill and one payment, it doesn’t get any easier for your office and administrative staff! When you present next year’s budget to the school board, you will know your actual costs.
2. Leave the Transportation Paperwork to the Experts: All DOT inspections are scheduled and performed by Mid States School Bus. We also handle the yearly and quarterly safety inspections, and schedule and perform required repairs. Mid States will even file and keep all paper work up to date in our central office and are happy to provide your district with copies of these reports. This allows your administration to concentrate on their area of expertise: education.
3. No Surprises: Major bus repairs no longer add sudden costs to the district. All repairs are handled by Mid States School Bus. As an example, if a bus blows a motor, that major expense is paid for by us. Budgets do not have to be reworked to come up with the $20,000 it takes to replace a motor. Your budget number remains solid!
4. Transportation Flexibility: Mid States School Bus has many buses to fit your constantly changing needs in activities and busing. We can move buses between districts as your number of students that participate in activities or your student population changes. When you usually have to take multiple buses Mid States could supply buses that hold more students, and you may only have to take one larger bus, thus cutting your costs substantially!
5. Lowered Risk: Due to our company providing insurance coverage, your school district reduces the risk of loss due to an accident. We are the first line of responsibility in the event of an accident.
6. Worker’s Compensation Ratio: By eliminating bus drivers from your employment you may experience a savings in your worker’s compensation ratio, because they are one of the highest rated groups.
7. System-Wide Support: If there is ever a driver shortage, once our network is established, we can develop a driver pool. We will provide inventory needs, state statue updates, training and drug tests, licensing – all local needs will be supported by a region-wide system. Mid States is big enough to handle your needs, yet small enough to value your business!
8. Better Efficiency for Educational Staff: Central Office Administrators, Activity Directors, Principles, Coaches and Directors can concentrate on what they were hired to do and no worry about their transportation needs.
9. Cost of Replacement: Buses and vans never go down in price; the average annual increase for yellow buses is 9%. Mid States School Bus is responsible for maintaining and updating the fleet. We have national partners and are able to purchase and trade buses at reduced costs versus the cost of your district purchasing your own.
10. We Become Part of Your Community: Mid States purchases fuel from local businesses and hires members of your community to drive and manage our buses. Minor repairs and maintenance, when possible, are also done by local professionals.