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2011 Bond Project:
School Bus Replacement Program

Project Details
2011 Bond Program budget includes funding to replace 76 buses and add 24 more which represents a growth of eight (8) buses per year over the three (3)- year package. Forty-two (42) of the replacement buses is a carryover of a 2007-2012, five (5)- year buy program that could not be included in the recent 2007 Bond Package. Same International Corporation (IC) CE 300 series bus model will be purchased to maintain fleet integrity and to further minimize maintenance expenditures. Ten (10) buses have already been ordered of the first 50 earmarked for SY 2011-12, while the remaining buses will be purchased over the next two (2) succeeding years with orders of 25 buses per year. Each bus will comply with the current EPA emission requirements and be installed with a surveillance system and A/C.

This bond package also provides the opportunity to purchase buses over the next three (3) years to increase the overall fleet size from 398 to 450 buses for better coverage of the projected routing requirements in support of the regular and curricular/extracurricular daily and weekend schedules and activities.
Planning Estimate 1:
$ 9,200,000
Start/End Date:
2011/2012- 2013/2014 school years
Longhorn Bus Sales
Longhorn Bus Sales
IC Bus, an affiliate of Navistar, Inc.
CE 300 (basic)
Project Summary:
North East ISD School Bus Procurement Requirements (PDF)

Bus Model CE 300

1 The Bond Planning Estimate represents the original bond program costs developed during the bond planning meetings for each project and includes: Design Fees, Construction Costs, Technology Equipment and Installation, Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment and Construction Management Costs. The School Board "approved" construction budget can be found in the project Bid Award Agenda Item and represents any/all changes to the project resulting from the design development process and/or construction marketplace and inflation costs.