The Macon County School System received three new, 78-passenger conventional school buses this week at a cost of $87,000 each.
According to Transportation Supervisor Larry Holland, the new buses were approved by the Macon County Board of Education last December and the total cost is $261,000. “When school starts on August 6th, the new buses will be transporting students in the Westside area of the county,” stated Holland.
Among the state of the art features on the buses are the child reminder system, air conditioning, and crossing arm on the front. The vehicles are also equipped with radios and cameras.
“We are thankful that this important investment was made by the Board of Education, to help provide a safe ride for our students,” said Holland.