Rockingham County Schools May Replace Older Buses

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va.--- Students may soon ride new school buses as the district expects to receive extra money from the general assembly.

The school district expects to have 140 more students attending schools next year. It will receive $500,000 more in next year's budget because of the added students. This extra money will be used to purchase new school buses.

Director of finance Cheryl Mast said mechanics do a good job keeping the buses in good shape; however, newer buses are more dependable.

"If they break down on the way to school, we have to get another bus there and they are late to school or if going home, we have to get another bus there to finish the transportation home," said Mast.

She said break downs do not happen often. However, the district knows older buses are at greater risk of breaking down.


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