New school bus purchase approved in Henry County
The Henry County Board of Education voted at its Dec. 9 regular business meeting to approve the purchase of six buses from Yancy Bus Sales and Service at a total cost of $615,000.
All of the buses are 2021 propane-powered Blue Bird vehicles with air conditioning and seating capacity of 72. The acquisition will bring this year’s bus purchases to ten, one for each school cluster in the district, according to officials. Also approved was a $135,000 expenditure “for growth and replacement of board-adopted instructional materials,” according to a staff report. These purchases were possible because of about $750,000 in total savings from the previous E-SPLOST which ended collections in December of 2017.
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