Connecticut School District Latest to Share in Nationwide $100 Million Education Stimulus Plan
Student Transportation of America paid $830,000 to Connecticut’s Regional School District 17 to purchase its current fleet of school buses, after the school district selected STA as its student transportation service provider. The payment is part of STA’s national $100 Million Education Stimulus Plan to provide school districts across America with much-needed capital to invest back into education when they contract their school bus operations to STA. The school district has allocated a portion of the income to avoid teacher layoffs and fund educational programs that were at risk of being cut. Region 17 serves the towns of Haddam and Killingworth. Pictured from left – right: Gary Mala, RSD 17 superintendent of schools; Amy Jacques-Purdy, board of education chair for RSD 17; Michael Kennedy, STA regional chief operating officer; and John Spang, STA regional director of operations.
About Student Transportation
Founded in 1997, Student Transportation Inc. is North America’s third-largest and fastest-growing provider of school bus transportation services, operating more than 6,300 vehicles. Student Transportation’s family of local companies delivers safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation solutions to school districts throughout the U.S. and Canada. Services are delivered by drivers, dispatchers, maintenance technicians, terminal managers and others who are caring members of their local communities. For more information, please visit www.rideSTA.com.
STA EDUCATION STIMULUS PLAN CONTACTS:
School Districts and Taxpayers:
Glenn Needler, VP Strategic Development