BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Brunswick County schools received an 89 percent transportation efficiency rating for 2012, that's down from a perfect rating in 2011.
According to a Brunswick County spokesperson, every school system has a transportation efficiency rating. The rating factors the number of students transported, the number of buses operated, and the overall budget needed to fund the department for one year.
The state uses the efficiency rate to determine how much of the
transportation costs it will pay for. Since the rate in Brunswick County
is 89 percent, it will be reimbursed for that portion of transportation
The county must pay for the remaining 11 percent of transportation costs, which comes to about $1 million in taxpayer money.