Culver School Board Again Makes Arrangements for Bus Purchase, Following Procedural Error

The Culver Community Schools Corporation’s purchase of a new bus hit another procedural snag that had to be corrected by the school board Thursday. School officials have decided to replace an extra bus this year. The bus in question was originally scheduled for replacement in 2020.

The school board agreed to make funds available last month, but the state wouldn’t sign off on the additional appropriation until the corporation’s bus replacement plan was updated to reflect the change. School board members then went back and did that.

But during Thursday’s meeting, Treasurer Casey Howard said she’s since found out that another step was missed. She said the board technically has to hold a public hearing, before the amended bus replacement plan may be approved.

After board members opened a brief public hearing, they voted once again to approve the amended 2018 through 2030 bus replacement plan. Superintendent Karen Shuman says the new bus is in the process of being built and should be delivered to the school corporation in mid-December.

Also during Thursday’s meeting, board members formally accepted a $500 donation to the middle/high school boys basketball team from the Rising Sun Campground’s recent Camp-O-Ween event.