Bay District Schools Discusses Buses, SRD Contract

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PANAMA CITY - During Monday's school board meeting, an Association of Bay County Educators representative discussed some of the issues, including late arrivals.

School board members authorized transportation officials to buy 10 new buses for a total of one million dollars.

They were supposed to arrive in-time for the new school year, but so far only 2 have been delivered.

"Most school districts in the country were like us and not spending money on buses," said Bay District Schools Superintendent, Bill Husfelt. "And then last year, they said we kind of got to, and I think the market went up for demand of buses and they weren't ready for it and that's why they're being delayed."

Board members also approved the contract for an additional three school resource deputies with the Sheriff's Office.

The board will pay for two deputies. The Sheriff's Office will pay for the third one.

It's a two year contract, which is the first time the two parties have approved more than a one year agreement.

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