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Leon County Schools severs ties with Edulog bus routing services

Posted at 5:40 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 17:40:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Wednesday, the district announced that it's returning to last year's bus routes.

Leon County Schools superintendent Rocky Hanna says the district will no longer use Edulog bus routing services. That's the company responsible for coming up with the failed bus route system that caused issues for more than a thousand students.

The district's $386,000 contract with Edulog started in 2008. After the first five years, it cost the county an additional $111,000.

Superintendent Hanna says that they weren't fully utilizing the contract, which is why they turned to them for bus routing.

"Leon County Schools already had a significant investment, we just never took advantage of what they were," Hanna explained. "I think there was hesitancy by prior administration to pull the trigger and do it. But we had paid all the money, but we were never trying to optimize routes."

One of the groups most impacted by the change are ESE students. Some of those students were not even picked up the first couple of days of school.