concerned parent

United States

#1 Feb 16, 2013
The school board is getting Durham School Bus Service for the next school year. What the heck?
Red Bud resident

Wildwood, FL

#2 Feb 16, 2013
What happened to loyalty? Shop Red Bud first! Just dig a little deeper and you will realize that getting rid of Dehne Bus Service is detrimental to the businesses that rely on them. They buy their gasoline in town, Napa for parts, and don't forget the people that drive. All local and well known. They also spend their paychecks in town. A huge loss to the community. Hiring a Chicago company? Really? Is there a political component to this? Union? Norb Kassing? Really????
thank gosh

Waterloo, IL

#3 Feb 16, 2013
its about time they got rid of him,he has been ripping off red bud for years,for my tax dollars to buy gas for his hotrods and pay for parts at napa is crazy. Just wait residents to new bus company will hire all the drivers he had and will spend their checks here as they did in the past.
lilly

United States

#4 Feb 18, 2013
What the heck
Canon

Herrin, IL

#5 Feb 18, 2013
who gives a damn about redbud
sporty

Waterloo, IL

#6 Feb 19, 2013
Red Bud resident wrote:
What happened to loyalty? Shop Red Bud first! Just dig a little deeper and you will realize that getting rid of Dehne Bus Service is detrimental to the businesses that rely on them. They buy their gasoline in town, Napa for parts, and don't forget the people that drive. All local and well known. They also spend their paychecks in town. A huge loss to the community. Hiring a Chicago company? Really? Is there a political component to this? Union? Norb Kassing? Really????
DON'T BE SO DRAMATIC, Red Bud survived the closing of Snyder General Corp. Time Magazine even had an article about Red Bud and the closing of the factory and the impact it would have. This BUS SERVICE STUFF is nothing. Only thing hurt is ego, feelings, and the Red Bud clique.
where

Columbia, IL

#7 Feb 26, 2013
i have not seen this info.how did you find this out,was not in the paper
concerned parent

Waterloo, IL

#8 Feb 27, 2013
It helps when you know some of the drivers. The school board had their meeting last night and two dummies from Durham were present. Afer the meeting, the drivers met with the two dummies and didnt know anymore about what Durham was like because everytime a question was asked, they would both look at each other and say I dunno. Good job school board way to go! Can't to see what next school year will be like with the new transportation service!
Parent

Waterloo, IL

#9 Feb 27, 2013
concerned parent wrote:
It helps when you know some of the drivers. The school board had their meeting last night and two dummies from Durham were present. Afer the meeting, the drivers met with the two dummies and didnt know anymore about what Durham was like because everytime a question was asked, they would both look at each other and say I dunno. Good job school board way to go! Can't to see what next school year will be like with the new transportation service!
Know the drivers? Where do you think they are going to get the drivers from? They are not going to ship them in from Chicago. They are going to try and hire the current drivers. From what I hear Durham pays more than Dehne. People are not going to drive from out of town twice a day to drive. They will hire local people. Some people are complaining about the new company why are they not complaining about Dehne that wanted $100,000 more for the same job and has admitted he wants out.
concerned parent

Waterloo, IL

#10 Feb 28, 2013
Parent wrote:
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Know the drivers? Where do you think they are going to get the drivers from? They are not going to ship them in from Chicago. They are going to try and hire the current drivers. From what I hear Durham pays more than Dehne. People are not going to drive from out of town twice a day to drive. They will hire local people. Some people are complaining about the new company why are they not complaining about Dehne that wanted $100,000 more for the same job and has admitted he wants out.
Yes know the drivers. Do you know why Dehne wanted $100,000 more? The school wanted him to install all new cameras and GPS in all the buses. Do you know that Durham does pay more? The two dummies from Durham couldnt tell the drivers what their pay would be.
Parent

United States

#11 Feb 28, 2013
Where the GPS and cameras only a requirement for Dehne? Or did everyone have to have them? If everyone has to have them why $100000?
Durham will try to hire the current drivers. So you will know the same drivers.
duh

Columbia, IL

#12 Feb 28, 2013
i guess the person that knows the drivers is a pretty important person,because he seems to have all the answers.what is it you want from the bus company anyway?im sure durham knows what they are doing or they wouldnt be bidding for schools,ralph did a good job wont deny that but i know for my dollar the school did the right thing and went with the lower bid,if you know so much how long is the contract for with the new bus co?
Idea

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Jul 11, 2013
I'm was a driver for dehne and now hired on with Durham and I got a nice raise because cheap skate Ralph never would give us one. Always blamed school board on no money but we all know where money went. His cars
looks like

United States

#14 Jul 11, 2013
Yeah, they hired a new service that still needs fuel, still needs drivers, pays better and costs less. Gps isn very expensive, to install or for service. Neither are security cams, both can be installed for less than or about a g a bus. Quality systems.
Liking it

Red Bud, IL

#15 Jul 11, 2013
I'm all for change,sounds like I'm getting way more from them for my tax dollars, I applaud the school board for saving the district money.
Is True

Ellis Grove, IL

#16 Jul 18, 2013
Idea wrote:
I'm was a driver for dehne and now hired on with Durham and I got a nice raise because cheap skate Ralph never would give us one. Always blamed school board on no money but we all know where money went. His cars
You are an idiot!!!Ralph gave us a raise every year!!! Oh, unless you were the driver who had all the accidents that cost him money, maybe that's why you didn't get a raise! The school board are the idiots behind this new company getting hired.
Concerned Parent

Waterloo, IL

#17 Jul 21, 2013
Is True wrote:
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You are an idiot!!!Ralph gave us a raise every year!!! Oh, unless you were the driver who had all the accidents that cost him money, maybe that's why you didn't get a raise! The school board are the idiots behind this new company getting hired.
Is that the same driver that would take the students to the gas station to buy cigarettes and whatever else they wanted? Let see how this is gonna work with new company they will have GPS in the bus and will know every move they make. Oops guess there will be no more speeding!
Concerned Parent

Waterloo, IL

#18 Jul 21, 2013
Is True wrote:
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You are an idiot!!!Ralph gave us a raise every year!!! Oh, unless you were the driver who had all the accidents that cost him money, maybe that's why you didn't get a raise! The school board are the idiots behind this new company getting hired.
Oh I agree the school board are the idiots behind this one. Heard that the new company admitted that they underestimated the contract by $100,000.00 is that true?? Also one of the board members didnt even read the terms of the contract just voted yes on it. A board member made a comment that if the new company screws up too bad they will just get Mr. Dehne back. Well I talked to Mr. Dehne and most of his buses are sold already so there will be no more crying to mommy when things go South. If the buses were so bad as the board said they were, then why was he able to sell them?
interested

Waterloo, IL

#19 Aug 1, 2013
I have heard that if you live in town or within walking distance from the school you do not get bus service. and if you live in town and go to any kind of babysitter/daycare you still will not get bus service... you have to go to your HOME address... this is supposto be the school board that made this decision... I don't like that idea.. what is going to happen to all the kids that are little and have to go to daycare, well they are going to have to go home alone!!! how safe is that to have 5 year olds walking home from school!!!!!!!!!!

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