Author Jim Beekman says that the goal of school district support services, including transportation, is to “ensure barriers do not exist in the education of a child.”

A different look at school operations

Transportation veteran Jim Beekman says he sees a paradigm shift that is vital: one that identifies cost per program so decisions use a base of data to support objectives, not just the old methodology of “sounds good to me.”

Pam McDonald, the director of transportation at Orange (Calif.) USD, has helped strengthen the pupil transportation community by making vital connections with colleagues and suppliers.

Pam McDonald named SBF's Administrator of the Year

Whether it's saving money on fuel or keeping an important event afloat, Pam McDonald knows how to make it happen: partnerships. The longtime pupil transportation leader has helped strengthen the industry by building vital connections with colleagues and suppliers.

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