The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

H-M-S updates bus fleet, technology

Bus, television and sign purchases are finalized

 

October 22, 2020

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

Two of H-M-S's buses will be getting phased out for newer replacements soon.

Over $250,000 in transportation and technology upgrades that the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn school board tentatively approved last month were finalized on Monday.

The district is purchasing two off-lease 84-passenger buses for a total of $170,000. According to information presented in September by Superintendent Patrick Carlin, the 2018 Blue Bird models have approximately 36,000 and 41,000 miles. They will update the district's transportation fleet which has six buses with over 150,000 miles. Carlin said a new 84-passenger bus would cost approximately $125,000.

Transportation director Kevin Sod...



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