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2008-09 Budget

Bus and equipment proposition

Voters approve $790,000 bus and equipment proposition

A separate proposition on the May 20 ballot sought voter approval to purchase 10 new buses at a total cost of $790,000. Approximately 50% of the bus purchases would be returned to the district in the form of future state aid, offsetting the local taxpayer share of the proposition by $395,000.

This proposition will allow the district to replace school buses that have logged between 117,000 and 150,000 miles over the past 10 years. The entire cost of the vehicle purchases will be bonded and paid back over a five-year period. The tax impact of this borrowing will not take effect until the 2009-10 school year.