In Meridian, the city’s public-school district will be spending more than $200,000 on transportation.
The Meridian Public-School District will be adding three new school buses to their fleet.
The new buses were approved to be purchased at yesterday's Meridian Public-School District’s Board of Trustees meeting.
The District’s Director of Transportation says the new buses have been a priority each year
“We want to get the oldest buses we have off the—off the line, you know, off the fleet. Anytime we can purchase buses, we want to, and Dr. Carter has been really good even when she was appointed as assistant superintendent before superintendent, it’s been a priority. So, we’re trying to order buses each year”, said Jayson Chisolm, Director of Transportation.
Chisolm says they will be on the road as soon as they arrive.
“When we initially get them, we’ll probably use them on the trip buses and then they’ll go into regular route buses”, said Chisolm
He also wants to remind drivers to use caution when driving near stopped buses.
“ One thing we want to always ask the public, to be very conscientious around stopping and stopped school buses and please don’t run the stop arms, you know, safety’s the top priority and so we all need to keep that in mind”, said Chisolm.
The new buses will be in use by the beginning of the 2020 to 2021 school year.