Tebbano agreed, saying it is something the district will keep an eye on.
"This is something that we are certainly going to continue to look at as time goes on and these technologies develop," Tebbano said.
Fuel prices do continue to be volatile, Karam pointed out, adding that it can make budgeting very difficult. For example, in 2002 the district was paying 68 cents for a gallon of diesel as opposed to $3.46 this year.
However, Karam quickly pointed out, there is only one thing that is the most important aspect of the school bus for any parent.
"Riding on the yellow bus is eight times safer then being in a personal car," Karam said.""