(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam School Board this week approved a transportation contract with a new company. The district is in its final year of a contract with Johnson School Bus. Because of the amount of the contract, the district was required to go out to bid. Requests For Proposals went out in February and four qualified vendors responded. A team from the district – made up of two board members and three administrators – reviewed the proposals and met with each of the four vendors. Superintendent Mark DiStefano says after meeting with Badger Bus, and speaking with the other districts they serve, it was believed that Badger Bus would be a strong partner and the school board agreed. In addition, DiStefano says the new company recognized that their current drivers were valued, so those drivers will have an opportunity to continue to drive for the district with Badger Bus.