OCS bus totaled; BOE OKs new purchase

Published 12:21 am Wednesday, November 18, 2015

An Opp City School bus was totaled when it was struck by a vehicle during an accident on Oct. 21.

Superintendent Michael Smithart recommended that the board purchase a new bus to replace the one lost and replenish its fleet. It is expected the bus will cost between $74,000 and $75,000.

The insurance company gave the system $33,000 for the bus.

The 72-passenger bus will be financed through Southern Independent Bank.

The system receives around $5,800 per bus in fleet renewal money.

Smithart said they were also in the process of preparing specs for two additional buses and a special needs bus.

-Kendra Majors