Houston County School Board members have approved the purchase of 25 new school buses for the upcoming school year.
The average price for each bus comes to $70,000 - $90,000. School board members say they like to replace their buses every 10 years. Houston County officials expect to purchase another 35 more buses next year.
"It's always good to keep the newest buses on the road and maybe the older buses we can keep as backup spares for fieldtrips or something miscellaneous like that," said Kerry Bedsole, the Chief School Finance Officer for Houston County Schools.
After next year's purchase, Houston County doesn't expect to buy anymore buses until the year 2022.