KAMLOOPS – Through its annual fleet renewal program, the provincial government is providing the Kamloops/Thompson School District with more than $985,000 for the purchase of nine new school buses. Each bus can transport 61-77 students.
“Our school bus drivers have a big responsibility on their shoulders,” says Kamloops North-Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “These new buses will help them continue to safely transport our students throughout the school year, and we thank them for their service to the community.”
The Ministry of Education has worked with the Association of School Transportation Services of B.C. to procure school buses using the standing offer pricing model.
Contractors, independent schools and First Nations schools are also able to take advantage of this pricing, which has resulted in savings of 10 to 15 per cent each year and saves districts significant administrative and staff time.
The nine new buses will be delivered next spring.