Letter to the Editor: School buses


To Editor, Fort Stockton Pioneer:

This letter is in reference to the Nov. 24, 2017 news story concerning the FSISD School Board meeting.

The story reads that the three six-year-old Motor Coach buses will cost the school district $359,900; however, this is the price for each used bus. The total expenditure will be $1,079,700 for the three buses.

The board also considered purchasing three brand-new International buses at a cost of $117,312 each. The total cost of those buses would have been $351,938.

The school district will spend $727,762 more for the purchase of used buses.

The motion was approved by Mr. Espino, Mr. Dominguez, Mr. Rivera, and Mr. Martinez. Mr. Garcia and I voted against the purchase.

Tom Ezell