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Warren settles bus breakdown suit

November 28, 2013

Eleven buses with ongoing maintenance problems will be replaced after the Warren Local Board of Education approved the settlement of a lawsuit against the companies that manufactured and sold it the......

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DaveBa

Nov-28-13 9:42 AM

Getting buses to take busing away after the Emergency levy renews. Spending all of the new 1.5 million in state aid as fast as they can.

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hockeypuck

Nov-28-13 10:36 AM

I did not read where they spent 1.5 million dollars.

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whs1977

Nov-28-13 2:16 PM

Hiring more aids and unionizing them cost a bunch. Hiring the treasure back full time and adding more non teaching jobs cost a bunch. Bringing back busing cost over $500,000. New buses cost $275,000. Attorney fees to get the new buses cost several thousand. Upgrading sports facilities cost thousands. The BOE and the new Superintendent is on a uncontrollable spending spree.

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jerseymiller

Nov-28-13 3:45 PM

the companies sold the boe junk and knew it. there was no reasonable use, high maint and endangerment to students and employees. warren should not pay 275,000, should get new buses and a check for the down time. the companies should also pay a fine.

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jerseymiller

Nov-28-13 3:53 PM

failing to start was the safest part of the buses, not at warren that i know of, but some new buses have caught on firer. we need better from those that supply schools.

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newworld

Nov-28-13 7:22 PM

That is one messed up school system.

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Caspiansynn

Nov-29-13 9:23 AM

newworld- What else would you expect when we keep electing the same people back over and over again? The BOE at warren has been very efficient at keeping the community at odds with each other so the people don't figure out the real problem and who is the cause.

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Caspiansynn

Nov-29-13 9:23 AM

newworld- What else would you expect when we keep electing the same people back over and over again? The BOE at warren has been very efficient at keeping the community at odds with each other so the people don't figure out the real problem and who is the cause.

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DaveBa

Nov-29-13 9:46 AM

Easy fix, vote down the Emergency levy and the board will have to resign.

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hockeypuck

Nov-29-13 11:13 AM

Ah, the "NO" voters. Don't you just love em? The board is not on a spending spree. The problem is the "NO" voters do not know school financing.

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MyPointOfView

Nov-29-13 12:42 PM

As I understand the settlement, the district was able to replace 11 defective buses for $275,000 plus trade in the problem buses. I think buses cost around $90,000 each. This is a savings of $990,000 plus the cost of attorney fees for a trial less $275,000. Most likely this is a savings of $790,000. Any time there is a trial the results are unknown. Good decision by the district.

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DaveBa

Nov-29-13 2:44 PM

Buy buses for a million dollars. Pay union wages to work on them for 3 years. Take buses away so they aren't even needed. Pay another $275,000 to get good buses. Not a real good deal at all.

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hockeypuck

Nov-30-13 2:02 PM

Let me guess, Dave, you are a "NO" voter?

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aspiringhuman

Dec-01-13 5:28 PM

Wonder why we continue to elect the same people??? Could it be that those with all the answers and all the knowledge of financial\business aspects of running schools and all the experience sitting on other boards refuse to step up and put their neck on the chopping block? It is a shame. They seem to know so much but just want to complain from a safe distance.

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