Kamloops This Week
The Kamloops-Thompson school district is part of a $9 million provincial purchase to replace school buses.
The purchases are part of a group-buy between the ministry of education and the Association of School Transportation Services of B.C. This is the fourth year the two bodies have worked together on the purchases; prior to that, individual school districts negotiated separately.
School District 73 will receive 11 buses at a value of $1.4 million, the largest dollar value and number of buses of the 22 districts included in the purchase.
The new buses are expected to arrive in the spring.