The district will purchase four new buses, the cost not to exceed $382, 920, contingent on voter approval May 19. The good news is after state aid and trade-in value, voters are only looking at spending about $3,000 per bus.
Superintendent of Schools Fred Bragan said the district's five-year fleet rotation program requires less maintenance. The mileage is kept down resulting in a higher trade-in value. However, the district borrows the money, is reimbursed with state aid over a five year period and pays off the debt as the money comes in.
The district is in the process of writing a $300,000 21st Century Grant for after school enrichment programs, which would include a family literacy component.
The board will meet again April 7 at 6:30 p.m.