Durham School Services has secured a five-year contract to operate 117 routes for Boise (Idaho) School District. Photo courtesy Durham School Services

Durham School Services has secured a five-year contract to operate 117 routes for Boise (Idaho) School District. Photo courtesy Durham School Services

LISLE, Ill. — Durham School Services has expanded its operations in Idaho with a new agreement to transport students for Boise School District.

The five-year contract will begin in July and the agreement calls for 117 routes to service approximately 6,000 students each school day, according to a news release from Durham. The contract was signed with a potential five-year renewal agreement.

“Boise School District is looking forward to Durham School Services providing school transportation services to our students and families,” said Coby Dennis, the district’s superintendent. “Timely and safe transportation is a key part of our district’s commitment to providing high-quality comprehensive education that is accessible for all students. Choosing a bus contractor that shares this commitment is critical. Therefore, we have high expectations that Durham School Services will provide our schools with the service our students expect and deserve.”

Durham’s vehicles are equipped with Fogmaker fire suppression technology and video telematics supplier Lytx’s DriveCam. Every driver is also required to complete training and attend routine safety meetings and refresher training classes throughout the year, according to the school transportation provider.

“We look forward to serving the students of Boise School District and providing them with the high-quality transportation for which we are known,” said Gary Waits, CEO of Durham School Services.

In the coming months, Durham will begin to hire and train more than 210 team members to help ensure the smooth transition of operations before the start of the 2020-21 school year.

The company has partnered with more than 340 school districts nationwide. More recently, in January, Durham secured a contract in Alaska to serve Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

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