School board declares old buses as surplus

by Celia Shortt

The Coweta County Board of Education unanimously approved declaring 19 buses as surplus during their regular meeting Tuesday evening.

“We don’t do this necessarily annually, but we do every couple of years as we roll budgets off,” said Coweta County Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker. “You remember, you recently approved some new buses … a couple of months ago as we replace(d) the old models.”

School board policy requires board approval for the public sale of school property as well as any amount of over $500 be advertised and sold to the highest bidder unless the board votes for a negotiated private sale.

Policy also authorizes the school board to sell property to city, local, or state governments as it deems appropriate.

There are 19 buses ready to sell and range in age from 21 to 22 years old. The board unanimously approved declaring them as surplus and will begin advertising for sealed bids on their purchase.

In other business:

• Approved was a list of nominees for the sick leave bank committee — Vince Bass, Fate Simmons, Toni Vinson, Carrie DeBilzan, Wendy Arnold, Rebecca Tucker, and Janice Walton.

• Approved was a trip for East Coweta High School’s JROTC Precision Rifle Team. It will attend and compete in the Marine Corps JROTC Rifle Matches in Anniston, Ala., Feb. 13-15. They will miss two school days, but the trip is at no cost to the school system.

• The school board heard a financial report from Keith Chapman. The expenses remain below what was anticipated in the budget and less will need to be take from the reserves.

• Both the construction projects at East Coweta High and Evans Middle schools are proceeding.



More Local

Department of revenue Chief shares info on tax fraud crackdowns

The Georgia Department of Revenue saved Georgia taxpayers over $33 million in fraudulent tax returns in 2014, according to Revenue Commissio ... Read More


Trammell discusses General Assembly

Rep. Bob Trammell spoke about his first session as a member of the Georgia General Assembly at a meeting of the Coweta County Democratic Par ... Read More


Behavioral hospital CON process crux of court hearing

It was standing room only at the beginning of Wednesday’s hearing regarding the future of the proposed behavioral health hospital in N ... Read More


Relay for Life gets boost from local schools

The Coweta County School System (CCSS) has been a longtime supporter of Coweta County’s Relay for Life (RFL), and its schools are some ... Read More


armed robbery

Suspected gang member, shooting victim pleads guilty

This week, a local gang member pleaded guilty to an armed robbery he committed only a few months after he was the victim of a violent assaul ... Read More

Raise the Praise coming Saturday

Raise the Praise, Coweta!, a Christian music festival, will be held Saturday at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. The Newnan Kiwanis Club is sp ... Read More