Ossining Schools have hired Royal Coach, a longtime provider of school transportation services, to provide bus service for its six schools at a significant savings to the district.
Royal Coach, a Yonkers-based company, has been in operation since 1957. It has an outstanding track record, serving districts as large as the City of Yonkers and as small as Bronxville and Eastchester.
“Royal Coach’s commitment to cost savings, combined with a strong customer service ethic, made it the best choice to provide for Ossining’s transportation needs,” said Assistant Superintendent for Business Alita Zuber.
By searching for the most competitive pricing from vendors, eliminating three buses and
replacing contract monitors with monitors hired by the district, Ossining was able to save about $850,000 in transportation costs for next year. These savings helped keep the tax levy as low as possible while preserving important instructional programs.
James Minihan, who takes over as Ossining’s transportation supervisor on June 1, said he was looking forward to a safe and successful year with Royal Coach and expected the District to make a smooth transition. Both Royal Coach and the district will be hiring personnel, he said.
School bus drivers interested in possible employment with the new bus contractor are encouraged to apply at: Royal Coach Lines, Elmsford Yard.2260 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY. Applicants also may call Royal Coach at 914-365-1888 and ask for Russell Bauer.
Anyone interested in working as a bus monitor should apply to the Ossining Union Free School District, Transportation Department, 190 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY.
Minihan, who comes to the transportation supervisor position from the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, is an Ossining resident with two children in Ossining Schools. A former Cub Master and a member of the Ossining Volunteer Fire Department for 29 years, Minihan has lived in Ossining since 1971.
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