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BISD board approves purchase of three school buses

BISD board approves purchase of three school buses
September 19
05:44 2018

Breckenridge Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the purchase of three school buses during a special meeting on Tuesday at noon. Two of the three buses will be used as route buses for regular student pickup, and the third bus will be used for transporting students to activities.

The total cost for the contract with National Bus Sales in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the three buses approved by the trustees was $204,000. The two route buses cost $66,000 each and $4,000 each for a 36-month extended warranty on the buses. The activity bus cost $64,000, and since it is newer, it is still covered by original factory warranty.

Although the district had only budgeted $200,000 for the purchase of the buses, BISD Superintendent Tim Seymore said he has an agreement with Wylie ISD to sell them one of the district’s old special education buses for $12,000, which will more than cover the additional costs of the buses.

The two route buses the district is purchasing are 2014 Thomas C2, 77-passenger buses. The activity bus is a 2017 Blue Bird Vision, 44-passenger bus.

The activity bus, which will be used for transporting students to sporting events and extracurricular activities, will be wrapped in a Buckaroo spirit design with the school’s mascot to match the district’s other travel bus. Seymore said the All Sports Booster Club is paying to the second bus, too, although, he he said it will cost less because the bus is already painted white, and will only require having the green part of the wrap put on.

Seymore said there was no confirmed delivery date yet on the buses, but they were on already site at the National Bus Sales facilities, where they are waiting to be prepped for delivery. However, he expects them to be delivered and in service within a month or sooner.

Band uniform update

At the school board’s regular meeting earlier this month, Band Director Dane Richardson presented the trustees with a sketch of the new band uniforms. At that time, he said the company that will be making the new uniforms would be sending a sample for review. The sample arrived last week and is being reviewed before the order for the new uniforms is made.

Sophomore Jordan Miller, wearing one of the Breckenridge High School Marching Band’s current uniforms in the band hall after last week’s football game, holds up a sample of the new, proposed uniform for a comparison. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

 

Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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