Deckerville Schools purchase new buses; extend Superintendent contract

(DECKERVILLE) — Deckerville students will see a couple of new buses in the fleet after the school board Monday night approved the purchase of a new 2016 Bluebird bus from Holland Bus Company at a cost of $80,000 and the purchase of a 2017 Bluebird bus to be delivered by the start of the 2016-17 school year. Two buses currently used by the district will be taken off the road in the most beneficial way to the district. A 10-cent increase was approved for elementary, secondary, and adult lunches beginning next school year. The new prices will be $2.20, $2.45, and $3.20. 7th-12th grade adult breakfast will also increase by 10-cents next year to $1.35. In other business, Superintendent Tricia Pawlowski’s contract was extended through June 30, 2019. The board accepted the resignation of bus driver Kathy Peuterbaugh and retirement of Superintendent Secretary Becky Foster, effective September 1. The Deckerville School board also went into closed session and approved the suspension of a 3rd grade student for the remainder of this school year.