Michigan-based Auxilio Services has 30 days to address the problems.
The superintendent says the district is trying to fix issues with the length of its routes and overcrowded buses.
The ICHE is one of a handful of bodies that has to sign off on the merger before it can officially proceed.
This is the first year Monroe County Community Schools has contracted with corporate bus fleet Auxilio Services. Only 18 of Auxilio's 42 routes were filled.
An Indianapolis charter school is the first in the country to use a virtual reality program to teach science to high school students.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation began classes Wednesday morning with "minimal" problems with busing, according to a spokesperson.
Muncie Schools were open Monday after canceling classes Thursday and Friday because of widespread busing problems.
Without special eye protection, scientists warn that retinal damage is imminent for anyone viewing next month's eclipse from Indiana.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation is confident its bus drivers will be prepared for the first day of school.
The university says people shouldn't give the squirrels human food.
State education officials have tentatively agreed on a new A-to-F accountability system for schools, with the federal government getting the final say.