Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gas Prices hit more than just your pocketbook!

Gas prices have went over $4.00 a gallon here in WV. That is high for us all, diesel fuel is nearing $5.00 a gallon in my local community. For many organizations and independent contractors this creates a problem. Stop and think about many of the services we take for granted. Daily deliveries of many of our commodities have gone up. The reason for this of course is that the cost of delivery is going up as well.
Now I know we all understand this but one cost we probably do not think of is the cost of transporting our students to and from school. Some school systems in West Virginia have had to expand their transportation budget as much as $53,000.00. That in itself is enough of an increase to concern. Where is the money coming from? I'm not going to attempt an answer to that question, but I think you should, particularly if your children ride school provided transportation.