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A  Review of South Carolina School Bus Purchases
October 1999

REPORT (PDF)     SUMMARY (PDF)

Members of the South Carolina General Assembly asked us to review the purchase of school buses by the State Department of Education (SDE). They asked that we review the specifications and SDE's compliance with procurement laws. We specifically excluded school bus operations from our review. We found that improvement was needed in the development of specifications, the schedule for replacing buses, and the process of procuring buses.