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Ironwood votes against bus privatization


February 20, 2018


IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools will continue to operate its own busing service, after the district’s board of education voted against privatization Monday.

Dave Martinson, who spoke on behalf of the support staff’s union, made the case for keeping the district’s drivers.

Martinson argued the move would not only cost the district more than it now spends on transportation, it would also take money out of the area as he said it was unlikely all the district’s employees would be hired and the company proposing the privatization —...

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