SD73 to receive 11 new school buses as part of B.C. group-buy

Kamloops-Thompson school district part of $9 million provincial purchase to replace school buses

  • Nov. 12, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Kamloops This Week

The Kamloops-Thompson school district is part of a $9 million provincial purchase to replace school buses.

The purchases are part of a group-buy between the ministry of education and the Association of School Transportation Services of B.C.

This is the fourth year the two bodies have worked together on the purchases; prior to that, individual school districts negotiated separately.

School District 73 will receive 11 buses at a value of $1.4 million, the largest dollar value and number of buses of the 22 districts included in the purchase.

The new buses are expected to arrive in the spring.