Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

V.J. Christenson, Gene Farley, David Shannon, Claude Frady

Degree Program

Educational Leadership

Degree Type

Education Specialist


This study represents an attempt to discover high cost areas in the Robertson County Pupil Transportation System by comparing the pupil transportation expenditures of Robertson County with pupil transportation expenditures of four counties of comparable size.

The data used was that submitted to the Tennessee State Department of Education by Anderson County, Franklin County, McMinn County, Roane County and Robertson County and published in annual reports for 1974, 1975, and 1976. The pupil transportation expenditures for each county were averaged for the three-year period and the mean was used as a basis for comparison to determine relative high costs. Robertson County ranked third in expenditures and showed relative high costs.

Purchasing policies and procedures were reviewed by means of interviews. Robertson County purchased from suppliers on the local, state, and federal level and usually accepted the low bid--a policy considered by many administrators as sound management practice.

No outstanding high cost areas were found. However, a more indepth study of the high cost areas found in the related literature was recommended to determine possible areas for lowering of costs.


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