Absentee ballot vote also includes bus purchases proposition

Approximately  67% of the cost reimbursed by state aid

A separate proposition on this year’s school budget and Board election ballot asks voters to consider the purchase of eight, 72-passenger gasoline-powered buses as part of the district’s long-term replacement plan. Trade-ins provide a modest offset for the purchase amount.

The cost of the buses will not exceed $960,800. This is not in addition to the proposed budget, as the financing is already factored in.

The replacement plan helps maintain a safe and efficient bus fleet with a stable tax impact. Debt is retired as new purchases are made.

Approximately 67% of bus purchase costs are reimbursed by state aid.