24 May '14, 2am

Latest News: Transportation Efficiencies Help Florida District Win Statewide Award for Sustainability

Latest News: Transportation Efficiencies Help Florida District Win Statewide Award for Sustainability

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Sterling Council announced on May 9 that the Orange County Public Schools Operations Division will receive the Governor's Sterling Award, which is the highest award an organization can receive for performance excellence in Florida. The district’s Operations Division manages the core functions of Food and Nutrition Services, Safety and Security Services, Building Code Compliance, Environmental Compliance and Transportation. Transportation Services operates 906 school buses (also keeping 200 spares) that complete 2,800 runs per day. Jim Beekman, senior transportation director, told STN it was the first time that OCPS applied for this award, which celebrates sustainability. On May 30 Gov. Scott will present the Governor's Sterling Award to OCPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins as part of the Sterling Council’s weeklong conference. “This (awar...

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