Vernon School District rolling out new buses

New school buses are rolling along.

The Vernon School District board has approved the necessary bylaws to acquire seven new buses for $714,079.

“We have to place the order before June 30,” said Randy Hoffman, secretary-treasurer.

The district applied to the provincial government in 2010 to replace seven buses as part of replacement criteria for vehicles more than 12 years old and more than 325,000 kilometres.

The Ministry of Education approved the purchase in February 2012.

Student Athletes Shine

Vernon School District students were busy during February’s B.C. Winter Games.

Twenty-two students competed during the Greater Vernon event.

“We had five students that won medals,” said Bev Rundell, superintendent.

“It was a community event and we had students participate and it was a great event for them.”

Among those involved were students from BX, Clarence Fulton, Harwood, Kalamalka, Vernon and W.L. Seaton.

“We appreciate the work you and your staff do in your schools to provide sports opportunities and foster the growth and development of young athletes,” said Kelly Mann, B.C. Games president, in a letter to the district.

Sports Complex

On Radar

Vernon School District officials are waiting to see if a new sports facility proceeds.

The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee is proceeding with plans for a $8.5 million borrowing referendum for a track and field complex next to Okanagan College.

“It’s probably something we will use,” said trustee Kelly Smith of sports events for district students. The referendum could be held this fall or next spring.


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