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Putnam County Schools Adding 7 Buses by Spring 2021

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

Seven new school buses are coming to the Putnam County School System in 2021.

Five new rear engine buses and two new special needs buses have been purchased. Transportation Supervisor Kim Bradford said it was simple why these buses are important for Putnam County students.

“Their safety, you know we go on a lot of out of town trips with our sports teams especially, and the rear engine buses have a pass through cargo base underneath them and we can store a whole lot more equipment on those than we can the conventional bus,” Bradford said.

These new buses were ordered during the first week of August. They are expected to be a part of school routes by Spring in 2021.

There will be a slight delay in when the buses come in compared to a normal year.

“Usually they come in between December and January but due to COVID I guess you would say, it’s taken a little longer so they may not be here until February,” Bradford said.

This will not be the final step to getting these buses in motion. “The state will come out and inspect them, they have to put an inspection sticker on them and then we’ll get them all assigned to routes,” Bradford said.

These buses usually have a 17-year life span for school use. Bradford said she hopes to get three special needs buses for the next school year in Putnam County.


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