New Buses Arrive

Community in Action

Thanks to voter support of our school bus levy last fall, 22 new buses arrived at Transportation in July. Voters approved a two-year levy for $4.4 million that allowed the purchase of the new buses. We received new six conventional, nine transit and five mini buses. Two more mini buses will arrive in October. The conventional buses are for everyday student transportation. The transit buses have underneath storage space and are designed for out-of-town trips such as field trips. The mini buses are designed for specialized transportation. These buses will help implement our new school start and ends times schedule. These buses will also have new technology for improved student safety, better fuel efficiency and GPS tracking.

“All of our buses are very safe,” said Rae Anne Thon, Director of Transportation. “The standards have risen and our new fleet will be right up to those standards. The buses have higher seat backs so the kids are in a safe environment and all of our buses will have the most current technology.”

These new buses will replace our old fleet including the bus below that is more than 30 years old.

Old 1986 school bus

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