BLANCHESTER — Citizens of the Blanchester Local School District voted last spring to meet the needs of their school district by overwhelming approving a five-year Permanent Improvement Levy which had been supported by the community for the last 30 years.
The school board committed to purchasing new school buses if the levy was approved and that commitment came to fruition with three new buses arriving in the district this past week.
“The buses will be inspected by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Enforcement Agency and will be on routes shortly after they pass inspection,” said District Transportation Supervisor Barb Prater. “I’m excited to see these big yellow buses take to their routes soon. It is three less buses I have to worry about breaking down during the upcoming cold winter mornings.” Superintendent Dean Lynch expressed his gratitude to the levy committee for their hard work in promoting the purpose of the levy, which was to update the aging bus fleet.
“More importantly, I want to thank the citizens in all of our communities,” said Lynch. “The passage of the Permanent Improvement Levy this past spring was an impressive statement to the commitment and trust the communities (we serve) have in our school board. These buses will be much safer than the 20-year-old buses they are replacing.”