Prince William County Public Schools – The Customer
Prince William County Public Schools is the second-largest school district in Virginia and the 35th largest in the United
States. Its mission is to provide a world-class education to the 90,000+ students enrolled across the district.
Since 2012, the Office of Transportation Services with Prince William County Public Schools has relied on ALC Schools to transport students. Shirley Posey, Director, Office of Transportation Services for Prince William County Schools, said this is “due to the increasing demands of our school district and the lack of school bus drivers.”
ALC Schools’ Model for Alternative Transportation Needs
ALC Schools supplements districts’ transportation programs using a combination of SUVs, minivans, wheelchair-accessible vans, and sedans to assist in transporting McKinney-Vento, ESSA, ESE/special needs, and out-of-district students, as well as hard-to-serve and multi-district trips. Supplementing bus service with small capacity vehicles means that districts no longer pay for unused capacity and have the flexibility to expand and contract their fleet to accommodate the ever-changing demands of these student populations. ALC accomplishes all this while reducing the cost of transportation programs by 20-30%.
“ALC Schools has become an important partner in providing transportation to our McKinney‑Vento students. Their services are also critical for our special needs students attending schools that can best address their needs but that are located outside our district boundaries.”
Posey and her team at Prince William County Public Schools appreciated ALC Schools’ ability to provide drivers and vehicles. Sometimes at the last minute, meeting their stringent requirements. “Operationally, we have a good working relationship with ALC Schools and they have provided many of our parents the peace of mind that their students are being well taken care of,” she said. The district looks forward to its mutually beneficial relationship with ALC Schools continuing well into the future.