Bentonville Board Rejects Rental Policy Change

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- School Board members were divided Monday on whether to allow individuals to rent certain School District facilities at a special rate for one hour at a time.

At A Glance

Vehicle Purchases

The School Board on Monday approved the administration’s decision to buy five 77-passenger school buses and one 54-passenger special-education bus from Diamond International for a total of $609,380. Diamond International’s bid was the lowest of three submitted to the School District.

The district owns 139 buses, 14 of which are more than 20 years old. The state recommends replacing buses that are 20 years old, according to Sterling Ming, district finance director. The district typically buys at least five new buses per year, Ming said. The money for these vehicles will come from the district’s capital outlay fund for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Source: Staff Report

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