The Center for Effective School Operations (CESO) has acquired Decision Support Group (DSG), a pupil transportation consulting company. It's part of CESO's efforts to expand its existing advisory and operational services to school districts across North America, according to a press release.
"The acquisition of DSG provides us with a platform to build out an industry-leading advisory services practice in multiple school operations domains," said Lance Libengood, CEO at CESO. "Our mission is to rethink how school operations function with an eye toward maximizing the amount of finances and attention dedicated to the classroom. Given the current concerns related to learning recovery, that is more important now than ever."
DSG will continue to provide consulting expertise in transportation, while also supporting the buildout of other advisory services within CESO, including in facilities, technology, and finance.
"The pandemic has shown how important transportation, facilities, food services, and all the other support operations are to the delivery of educational services," said Tim Ammon, co-owner of DSG. "We believe that this level of importance is only going to increase as we reconsider and respond to the changing education environment and the lessons learned from the pandemic."