Many Wisconsin school districts, including Sturgeon Bay and Algoma, have opted to contract out for bus service. Some districts found that it was more cost-effective than operating school their own schools' buses. The Southern Door County School District is among the exceptions. School Superintendent Patricia Vickman says her district prefers to own and operate its own transportation system for quality and economic reasons.
Vickman says the school board made the two requests-for-proposals to ensure the district was offering the best and most cost-effective bus services possible.