Transportation operations for Valley School District and Loon Lake School District are run out of the VL Transport Center facility. Loon Lake School District has assigned its state transportation operations allocation to Valley School District. As the host district, Valley School District employs all bus drivers and maintains all buses for both districts. Bus purchasing is not included as part of the cooperative and thus, each district continues to maintain its own transportation vehicle fund and to purchase/dispose of buses as necessary.
The cooperative owns one fuel truck and leases another from one of the cooperative member districts. The District purchases fuel under its fuel bid from fuel terminals located in Spokane. With the ability to purchase fuel directly from the fuel terminals, the cooperative is able to realize substantial cost savings. As a result, other districts have joined the cooperative in order to obtain fuel at lower prices.
As of August 31, 2016, the cooperative had nine active members in addition to Valley and Loon Lake School Districts. All revenue and expenses associated with fuel are accounted for within Valley School District’s General Fund, Program 89. Fuel expenses associated specifically with Valley and Loon Lake School Districts are accounted for through the debit/credit transfer process between Program 89 and Program 99 (Transportation Operations).