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School Minibus

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by haddenpark, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. We have just returned from half term to find that our school minibus was vandalised over the holiday period. Unfortunately local anti-social activists have burnt out the bus by breaking windows and leaking petrol onto seats, then setting fire to it. The bus was a Y reg - 250,000 mile relic but saved the school alot of money in transport costs. Due to insurance issues it looks like we are not going to get alot of money back to replace it.
    So for the query - I am now wondering whether it is better to hire a bus on a lease, buy a second hand bus and stump up service costs, or if the is any funding/scheme that the school can enter into, so the bus can be replaced.
    Any advice would be much appreciated.


     
  2. We have just returned from half term to find that our school minibus was vandalised over the holiday period. Unfortunately local anti-social activists have burnt out the bus by breaking windows and leaking petrol onto seats, then setting fire to it. The bus was a Y reg - 250,000 mile relic but saved the school alot of money in transport costs. Due to insurance issues it looks like we are not going to get alot of money back to replace it.
    So for the query - I am now wondering whether it is better to hire a bus on a lease, buy a second hand bus and stump up service costs, or if the is any funding/scheme that the school can enter into, so the bus can be replaced.
    Any advice would be much appreciated.


     
  3. Could there be people on your governors / PTA who could raise finance and get services etc as donations / help in kind?
     
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Can you share a minibus with other schools in your partnership. We have a few partnership minibuses and all schools contribute to the running costs. Schools pay their own petrol.
     
  5. frustum

    frustum Lead commenter

    Check on commercial operations, too. After fundraising for a minibus, a school I taught in then discovered that it actually worked out more economical to use the local hire place - and then we could have two at once when we wanted. It did help that the place was local and would deliver them to the school.
     

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