GOUVERNEUR Gouverneur Central School is putting out a request for proposals for a bus company to look at its student transportation system.
First Student has provided the buses for the district for a number of years, but the school board wanted to open it up to see if other companies were competitive.
The district has lost about 1,000 students since 1974. Nevertheless, some pupils ride on the buses for lengthy periods.
The board is interested in a company looking at better routing, more efficient use of buses and shortening the time students spend on the bus, Superintendent Lauren F. French said.