Tallahassee Reports has learned that the Leon County School Board and Education Logistics, Inc., known as EduLog, is in mediation over a dispute arising from the school bus system failure that impacted the first weeks of school in 2019.
LCS spokesperson, Chris Petley, told TR, “The district is in the mediation process prior to any further legal action to see if there is a common remedy for both parties involved.”
EduLog was hired by LCS in 2018 to make the bus system more efficient by providing navigation software. However, the new process encountered problems from the first day of school.
Superintendent Hanna called the system problems a “colossal failure” and ended the LCS agreement with EduLog.
On August 14, 2019 Hanna stated that “effectively immediately EDULOG would no longer be contracted to work with LCS on the bus system and that Manny Joanos will be removed from his position as head of LCS Transportation Services.”
Tallahassee Reports has also learned that Messer Caparello, P.A., a local law firm, is facilitating the mediation.