Statement of the problem. One of the items that has played a part in the increased costs of education in America is the transportation of pupils to and from school. The tendency today is to get as much service from the tax dollar as possible. It is thought, therefore, that it would be desirable to study two major types of school bus transportation with the idea of discovering which type would give the largest return for the dollar expended. The two types that will be studied are the contract type and public ownership type. The purpose of this thesis is to determine, on a monetary basis, the costs of a publicly owned system of school bus transportation in the state of New Mexico in comparison with the present cost under the contract system. The problem may be stated in the form of the following three questions;
- What were the costs of school bus transportation in New Mexico for the year of 1937-1938?
- What would transportation cost if provided under a system of public ownership and control?
- How would the total cost of the present system compare with the cost of a system of public ownership and operation?
Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
Level of Degree
Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
First Committee Member (Chair)
Simon Peter Nanninga
Second Committee Member
John W. Diefendorf
Third Committee Member
Frank Driver Reeve
Schumann, Walter. "Public Ownership Versus the Contract System in School Bus Transportation." (1939). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_teelp_etds/199