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DOCO board to vote on 10 new buses

The Dougherty County school system is looking to add 10 new buses. (Source: WALB) The Dougherty County school system is looking to add 10 new buses. (Source: WALB)
J.D. Sumner is the spokesman for the school system. (Source: WALB) J.D. Sumner is the spokesman for the school system. (Source: WALB)
Buses often need to be replaced because of new safety features. (Source: WALB) Buses often need to be replaced because of new safety features. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty county school board will decide whether to buy 10 new buses.

This year, the state has given close to $14 million to school systems for new buses. 

Dougherty county will get three new buses from that donation and will use sales tax revenue for the others.

School system leaders say the new buses will keep up with new technology.

"Those buses over time wear down just like any other vehicle and safety standards often increase overtime as well so we are just making sure we have the safest buses on the road for our students," said J.D. Sumner, spokesman for the school system.

The school board meeting starts at 6:30 at the school administrations building.

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