USD 430 approves new bus purchase

(KNZA)--The Board of Education for South Brown County USD 430 last week approved the purchase of a new school bus.

The board approved the purchase of 2024 65-passenger diesel bus from Kansas Truck Equipment Company, of Wichita, for $111,836.

There was much discussion by the board on the topic of purchasing and storing diesel fuel for the district's buses. The board was in consensus to move forward with getting more information.

Following an executive session, the board unanimously approved extending the contract of Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Kramer, with changes and additions, through the 2025-26 school year. Kramer took over as superintendent July 1st of last year.

The board also voted to hire Sarah Thomas as Everest Middle School 6th grade math teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

As part of the consent agenda, the board accepted the resignations of Jesse Hutfles as Everest Middle School 7th-8th grade science teacher and Connie Hutfles as Everest Middle School 5th-8th technology teacher. The resignations are effective at the end of the current school year.

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