- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A lawsuit against Central Point School District’s outsourcing of bus drivers is back in court after an appellate judge overturned a 2012 decision to throw the case out.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1DUmDGj) the lawsuit brought by district bus driver Stephanie Hicks and the Oregon School Employees Association says a comprehensive cost analysis wasn’t conducted before First Student Inc. was hired.

Oregon law states public agencies outsourcing more than $250,000 in services must conduct a cost-benefit analysis.

The district did, but based its analyses on assumptions that bus drivers would be paid the same and be enrolled in benefits under First Student Inc. A University of Oregon study shows that didn’t happen.

The appellate court decided April 22 to send the case back to the lower court for a decision.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/


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