First Student Awarded 10-Year Transportation Contract with Valley View Local Schools

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CINCINNATI— First Student, the nation’s leader in student transportation, has been selected to provide school transportation for Valley View Local Schools in Germantown, Ohio. Effective July 1, 2013, the contract is a 10-year agreement to operate, maintain and manage all of the district’s student transportation services, which supports the company’s vision of keeping people moving and communities prospering.

First Student will install additional safety features to the districts’ school buses, including GPS tracking systems, onboard digital video cameras, and Child Check-Mate electronic reminder systems designed to ensure no child is left unattended on a bus.

First Student is currently interviewing district drivers to join its transportation team in Georgetown. The company’s drivers are skilled professionals who are trained to provide the highest level of safety for the students they transport to and from school each day.

First Student’s core values of safety, commitment to customers, setting the highest standards, and support among locations are clearly demonstrated through the company’s regular investments in its fleet, implementation of leading edge technologies, and enactment of stringent safety policies.

About First Student
First Student, Inc., a division of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, is the largest provider of safe, reliable, sustainable student transportation services in North America. The company safely transports approximately 6 million students every day in the US and Canada, using a fleet of more than 54,000 buses. The safety and security of its passengers is the company’s core value. For more information on First Student, please visit www.firststudentinc.com.