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May 05, 2010 - Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, First Student, Inc. transports 4 million students to and from school every day in more than 1,500 districts across the United States and Canada. The company has more than 60,000 school buses and 68,000 drivers. First Student buses drive more than 600 million miles annually, which equals traveling to the moon and back more than 1,200 times. First Student is a subsidiary of FirstGroup, a transportation company based in Aberdeen, Scotland. To learn more, please visit www.firststudentinc.com.

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Headquartered in Lansing, Dean Transportation is a family-owned and faith-based business with more than 50 years of experience. The company serves more than 80 school districts, intermediate school districts and public transit agencies throughout Michigan. Dean currently employs approximately 1,000 people and operates about 800 vehicles.

To learn more, please visit www.dean transportation.com.

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Established in 1964 and based in Royal Oak, ServiCar of Michigan used to focus mainly on transporting special education students. At one time, the family-owned company transported 1,200 special education students in Oakland and Wayne counties across approximately 80 routes.

It has since expanded its transportation services to include field trips, special events, sporting events and even general education busing services for public and private schools.

Among its staff members the average term of service is more than 20 years. For more information, visit www.servicarofmichigan.com.

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With corporate offices in Downers Grove and Warrenville, Illinois, Durham School Services serves 300-plus school districts in 29 states. The company's been in business since 1917 and has a fleet of more than 12,800 buses. Services include home-to-school, special needs and field trip transportation, as well as summer and charter trips for districts and organizations across the United States. For more information, visit www.durhamschoolservices.com.

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Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, One Button Services, Inc. is a new company, formed by assembling long-existing service companies to bring together experienced facilities management professionals. The company is an outsourcing provider covering all the operations of the non-educational budget of schools in the Midwest. The company works with schools to analyze the non-educational portion of the operating budget to identify areas of savings.

Typically One Button is able to identify savings in the range of 10-25 percent by line item, returning these monies to the educational side of the budget. The company provides agreed service levels for a regular, predictable fee, eliminating budget over-runs. To learn more visit www.onebuttonservices.com.

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