Despite Improvements, Roanoke Schools Contractor Durham Missed Marks on Late Buses

Durham hit only one of the district's five benchmarks in time, according to data provided last week to The Rambler.

Roanoke City Public Schools says students have been late to class because of driver shortages experienced by its transportation contractor, Durham School Services. ROANOKE RAMBLER FILE PHOTO

Despite hiring more drivers, the bus contractor for Roanoke City Public Schools missed most of the district’s demands for “substantially improved” service at the risk of losing its contract.

School board members last month commended Durham School Services for making improvements but expressed reservations about whether the company could keep it up. They did not take any action on Durham’s contract. The board expects another update next week.