Panorama School Board Approves District’s First Bus with Seat Belts

January 12, 2018 5:30 am

Panorama-Panthers-Picture112The Panorama School Board met for the first time in 2018 on Monday.

The Board approved the purchase of a bus with seat belts, which will be the first of its kind in the district, for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The bus, costing just over $100,000, will certainly come in handy with the school’s nine daily routes. Superintendent Shawn Holloway talks about an additional security feature on the bus. “All of our busses are equipped with cameras. So there’s a front camera that points back, one in the back end, and two in the middle. That’s been a good addition over the years.”

Holloway believes seatbelts will eventually be a requirement on all busses and notes it is pretty typical to purchase a bus every two to three years, as there are 20 busses in the district’s fleet. The Board also approved about $1 million from Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) funds for projects for the next fiscal year. The funds will be used primarily for new softball/baseball bleachers and remodeling the secondary library. Finally the Board approved a dual-credit incentive proposal and the second reading on a series of Board policies as presented.

To hear more from Holloway on the latest at Panorama, listen to today’s Let’s Talk Guthrie County Program.

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