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Marion replaces aging activities bus

A $100,000 activity bus replaced a decades-old vehicle for the Marion school district, superintendent Aaron Homburg said.

Marion got $16,000 in trade and signed a three-year lease-purchase agreement for the 48-passenger bus with American Bus Sales, Oklahoma.

The decision to replace a bus with a “menagerie” of issues was overdue, Homburg said.

“We couldn’t keep the other one running,” he said. “It was also a 2000, so it was 20 years old. Finding parts for it was getting difficult.”

The new one is a 2017 yellow bus that has been converted.

“We will have it out and about when we start moving kids around,” he said.

Last modified June 11, 2020