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New buses on way for GASD

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - Updated: 4:10 PM

By REBECCA WEBSTER

Recorder News Staff

The unofficial votes are in and the Greater Amsterdam School District will soon have two new buses join its transportation fleet.

Voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on a proposition to purchase two new school buses -- a $105,986 66-passenger bus and a $101,260 30-passenger bus -- for the district's use.

According to district documents, 90 percent of the cost is eligible for reimbursement by state aid.

Greater Amsterdam School District Superintendent Thomas Perillo said Tuesday after the votes were tallied that 335 residents voted on the proposition.

Unofficial results revealed 220 "yes" votes and 115 "no" votes, he said.

"We calculated that it did pass by more than the 60 percent super-majority," Perillo said. "It passed by 65.6 percent."

Voter turnout was low, Perillo said, but he thanked those who exercised their right to vote and support the district.

"I think it was a very good idea to separate this vote from the larger vote in May," Perillo said. "We were able to isolate an important part for our students."

The vote results will become official Wednesday at a special meeting of the GASD Board of Education.

Once voted on by the board, the next part of the process will be to put the buses out for bid.

     

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