School Bond 2014 proposes to buy 129 new school buses at a cost of $15 million. Ninety two buses would replace aging buses and 37 buses would be added to the District’s 800-bus fleet.
Northside ISD school buses are retired after 250,000 miles and 15 years on the road. Some school buses are held in reserve for an additional four more years to meet the peak demands of transporting more than 65,000 students to and from school every day.
The District’s bus fleet is equipped with digital video surveillance systems that were funded by the voter-approved School Bond 2010.
New school buses are part of a $648.34 million bond proposal that will go before voters May 10. Early voting runs from April 28 to May 6.
For a detailed list of proposed projects and for more information about School Bond 2014, visit nisd.net/bond/2014/.