The Fulton School District is planning to purchase two new buses.
Fulton Public Schools had requested bids for school buses and received submissions from Midwest Transit Equipment and Central States Bus Sales.
Used bus bids were requested, but the savings was not enough to consider versus new with full warranty. Central States Bus Sales was unable to honor their bid.
The bids for buses from Midwest Transit Equipment was for a 77-passenger, new 2023 IC CE with a purchase price of $113,867 and a 71-passenger 2023 bus with a purchase price of $122,997.
The buses that will be traded in are a 65-passenger 2001 International (bus #29), with a trade-in value of $1,500, and a 65-passenger 1995 International (bus #31) with a lift, with a trade-in value of $1,500.
Superintendent Ty Crain said the district is hoping to have the new buses by Christmas.
The board approved a trade-in and purchase for two new buses from Midwest Transit Equipment totaling $233,864.
An activities report at the district is encouraging as the district hopes to get more students involved in extracurricular activities.
Ryan Waters, activities director at Fulton School District, said more students are getting involved in school activities.
It's a goal to raise that number every year, he said. The numbers gradually increase every year.
Five to six out of every 10 students in Fulton High School participate in some extracurricular activity, Waters said.
This year at Fulton High School, 52 percent of the student population were actively listed on a Missouri State High School Activities Association roster and 68 percent of students are a part of the 23 FHS Sponsored Clubs, according to board documents.