The South Huntington Board of Education heard Wednesday night from vendors interested in tackling two key issues: how busing is handled and whether the district needs all the buildings it now operates.
Sometimes lost in the louder and more dramatic debate over teacher contracts and program cuts as the budget was being prepared, those two topics, nonetheless came up many times.
Joan E. Townley, planning services coordinator at Western Suffolk BOCES, said that a study would cover such categories as demographics, current and projected enrollment, facilities, options and other topics.
Tim Ammon of Management Partnership Services said a study of how to handle future busing operations would analyze current costs and policies but also examine contracts, management of time and distance and several other topics. He said his company could produce a study in about 90 days.
The presentations were part of the organizations' bids for the studies going forward but the board took no action on those bids Wednesday night.