Decatur Schools Looking to Lease Their Own Buses, End Relationship with DeKalbDecatur Metro | January 8, 2013 | 9:58 am
On the agenda for tonight’s City Schools of Decatur School Board meeting, buses!
According to a note to the Board submitted by Superintendent Phyllis Edwards, as the system has grown, CSD’s “specific [busing] needs have changed, including concerns such as the quantity of breakdowns and safety, which may be ameliorated by newer buses”.
As such, the system had asked for a list of bids from three bus companies, Blue Bird, Thomas and Rush. Of the three, Rush had the lowest interest rate and annual cost.
Tonight, the School Board is scheduled to vote on the lease agreement. If approved, the CSD is scheduled to launch the new fleet of 10 buses in time for the new school year in the fall. These will join four buses already purchased by Decatur over the years through the state bus program.