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District gets new wheels for new school year


August 14, 2019

DISTRICT MECHANIC Darrin Dixon and Transportation Supervisor Cheryl Hicks talk about the School District's new buses, visible behind them.

Of The New Era

The Sweet Home School District last week moved four new buses into its fleet.

The 2020 77-passenger Blue Bird Vision buses will replace four 2002 Blue Birds that have had various issues, said district mechanic Darrin Dixon. One has had serious engine trouble. Another has problems with its transmission, and the other two are suffering from basic wear and tear.

Those four buses were among 11 the district purchased at once, Dixon said. Some of the buses purchased in 2002 had in-frame rebuilds, and the district will keep them the longest.

The district will have a total of 31 bu...

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