Group likely to keep con­tract af­ter fa­tal school bus crash

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CHATTANOOGA | A Ten­nessee school board will likely ex­tend its con­tract an­other year with the com­pany that pro­vided school bus ser­vices in a crash that killed six chil­dren.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press re­ported that the Hamil­ton County school board said Wed­nes­day that it would be al­most im­pos­si­ble to find a new con­trac­tor be­fore the com­ing school year.

Durham School Ser­vices op­er­ated the bus that crashed in Novem­ber while car­ry­ing Wood­more Ele­men­tary stu­dents. The com­pany has had a four-year con­tract with Hamil­ton County Schools since 2013.

As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent Lee McDade said find­ing an­other bus ser­vice would take months. He said Durham has made safety strides since the crash.

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