Wayne school buses on the market
WAYNE — Vehicles that typically are not available for purchase at a typical car lot will be the subject of a public auction through Wayne County Schools.
The school system will auction off 12 older school buses and three county vehicles using the online auction site, publicsurplus.com.
The buses, along with three Ford Taurus vehicles, went up for sale Monday. The sale will last for at least 10 days.
Proceeds from the sale will go back into county funds and will be redistributed where needed.
All 12 of the buses are functional but many are among the oldest in the fleet of about 115, said Transportation Director David Sammons. He said 87 are used daily during the school year.
The remaining buses are used for athletic and other school-related trips or when another bus is out of commission for repairs or maintenance.
The state of West Virginia allocates funding to each county each year for new school buses.
Sammons said eight new buses were purchased this past year, and he is requesting the purchase of eight additional buses with the $766,270 provided by the state.
Sammons is seeking board approval to purchase two 90-passenger buses for a total of $216,312 and six 77-passenger buses for a total of $546,300, all through Heritage Bus Sale
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