Hawai‘i school bus program to get independent review

The State Auditor’s office will be zeroing in on potential problems in the way the Hawai‘i Department of Education contracts with school bus companies and how the agency monitors the service once it’s in place.

At issue is skyrocketing costs of bus services over the past few years.

The auditor plans to review the transportation program since the 2009 school year.

The auditor also will be “assessing the DOE’s planning efforts for School Transportation Services,” according to a letter sent Thursday to Education Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi.

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