The Liberty County School System is planning to buy eight new buses, each with a seating capacity of 72 and two of which will be special needs buses.
Currently, 50 percent of the existing buses are over 18 years old, and 60 percent of them do not have air conditioning. The buses will have a one year bumper to bumper warranty along with a power train warranty.
The Liberty County Board of Education approved the Hurricane Dorian make up days. During the storm, LCSS student and faculty were excused from Sept. 2-6; four days in total. To make up for days missed, BOE allocated Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 of 2019 as makeup days.
These days were originally professional work/instructional days for teachers.
LCSS is also planning to replace the air-cooled chiller in Lyman Hall Elementary School with a high efficiency, rotary scroll 40 ton chiller. The chiller will have freeze protection, a one year parts and labor warranty, a five year compressor warranty. It is said to be 50 percent more efficient than the current 31 year old chiller.
With the current Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for emergency services with the Liberty County Board of Commissioners having expired, the LCSS is looking to revise a new MOA.
The agreement will state what the expected services, and will identify the responsibilities of the involved parties during a crisis.
The MOA will last for two years unless either party terminates the agreement within 90 days. The funding source will be the Liberty County Board of Commissioners and there will be no fiscal impact.
In final news, a small business expo will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Liberty County Performing Arts Building. Members of the local Liberty County community are invited.
Planned LCSS Capitol and Maintenance Projects will be shared at the expo along with the various services needed in maintenance, food service, transportation and technology.