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The Lincoln County Schools will pay $160,000 for two new activity buses.

The vehicles will replace two of the four buses that have been permanently parked due to their age (1989-1990). The school district operates 24 activity buses, half of which are at least 26 years old. Repair parts for several of those buses are obsolete and difficult to obtain, according to Lincoln County Schools Chief of Operations Eric Eaker. The four inactive buses had to be permanently parked in January due to needed repair.

At their regular meeting Feb. 12, the Lincoln County Board of Education voted to approve the purchase of two new buses.

The board also approved Lincoln County Schools’ partnership in the Get Healthy Lincoln program sponsored by Lincoln County Parks and Recreation. The program will provide health conscious resources for the community and visitors. Via their partnership, the school district’s involvement would be through use of facilities at the schools such as playgrounds and walking tracks.

New Hope Foundation was approved to provide e-Rate consulting services for the Lincoln County School District, as was the use of the U.S. Educational Technology Purchasing Alliance to buy goods and services.

The district winner of the 2018-2019 Battle of the Books from West Lincoln Middle School was recognized by the board. The team will now compete at the regional competition April 8 in Union County.

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