Ministry provides new school buses to Vernon and North Okanagan-Shuswap districts

The Ministry of Education is purchasing new buses for the Vernon and North Okanagan-Shuswap school districts...

Local students will be heading to school in style.

The Ministry of Education is purchasing new buses for the Vernon and North Okanagan-Shuswap school districts.

“This new fleet of buses reflects government’s commitment to the safety of our children,” said George Abbott, education minister and Shuswap MLA.

Seven 70-passenger buses will be purchased for the Vernon district at a cost of $707,009 while $507,514 will be spent on five 76-passenger buses for North Okanagan-Shuswap.

Forty-six school districts in B.C. own and operate more than 1,000 buses.

In total, B.C. school buses travel about180,000  kilometres each school day.