The Columbia-Burbank School Board has agreed to issue a $320,000 bond to buy three buses for the district's fleet.
The board held a public hearing but the bond will not be put on a ballot because it is not a large enough amount to require a vote, said Superintendent Lou Gates.
Gates said the district needs about 11 buses to serve its students. The fleet is down to eight buses right now because of some were retired recently and some will be in the near future.
"The older the bus is, the more maintenance it needs," he explained.
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The board discussed the bond for three months, Gates said. The district will buy one bus a year in the next three years. Payments on the bond will be made from the district's general fund and levy money.