SD73 to receive 11 new school buses as part of B.C. group-buy

The Kamloops-Thompson school district is part of a $9 million provincial purchase to replace school buses

School District 73 is to get several new buses next year.

School District 73 is to get several new buses next year.

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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.