In an effort to balance the district's budget, Tim McClure, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities, presented a recommendation to the board to terminate the district's current outsourced transportation contract with Reliant Transportation.
"We have gone through extensive research from other districts in a similar situation and we feel confident this will be a good direction for NISD," McClure said.
By bringing NISD's transportation services in-house, the district anticipates a savings of approximately $3 million.
No additional staffing needs are expected but some roles might be adjusted based on the shift of personnel. The bus fleet utilized by the district are currently owned by NISD.