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By LuAnn Schindler

As ESSER funds come to an end, school board considers transportation, staffing


April 17, 2024

Summerland Public Schools will potentially add two vehicles to its fleet, using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds to pay the bill.

The district currently has $153,629 in untapped pandemic-related federal funds available.

During the board's April meeting, held Monday, Superintendent Kyle Finke suggested the district purchase a 65-passenger Thomas bus with approximately 32,000 miles, for $92,650.

"It's coming off a lease," he said.

A year ago, the district purchased a bus with a price tag of nearly $116,000.

A second option is a Chevy extended-passenger van. The unit has 7,7...

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