Two buses, one car on Red Hook school ballot

When Red Hook voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15 to vote on the school budget, there will be a separate proposition on the ballot to replace two large buses and one car for the school district at a total cost not to exceed $250,000.

“We like to keep our buses on about a 10-year cycle — I think we’re falling a little bit behind that at this point, maybe 11 years,” said Superintendent Paul Finch.

The school district wants to replace two 1998 Bluebird 65-passenger vehicles with two new 65-passenger buses, and it also wants to replace a 1998 Ford Taurus with a new Ford Escape.

According to the school budget mailer sent to all residents, the proposed purchase would mean: For a home assessed at $200,000, an additional $2.88 each year for the next five years.

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