McPherson Schools Gaining Five New Buses

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
November 15, 2016

The McPherson school board last night approved an agreement with Kansas Truck Equipment for the purchase-lease of five new school buses: one new activity bus; two new special needs buses; and two new 71-passenger buses that will be used, at least initially, primarily for activities.

The cost to the district for the purchase-lease agreement is $503,000. Currently, 18 buses are being used for McPherson schools. The district’s long-term goal is to replace five of these buses every five years, barring any unexpected breakdowns that may necessitate an immediate replacement.