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First of Hillsborough's 100 new school buses roll in

Hillsborough County School Board, Board Chair Carol Kurdell, board member Cindy Stuart and Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia pose for a photo to be Tweeted in one of four new school buses that arrived today. Ahead of schedule, the first of Hillsborough County Public Schools’ new school buses w arrived at the transportation bus garage on Friday morning, 10/03/14. After a recommendation by Superintendent MaryEllen Elia on June 10, the school board approved the purchase of 100 new school buses. 4 of them arrived today. . The buses were built in High Point, North Carolina  by Thomas Built Buses and driven to Orlando, where finishing touches and final inspection was completed. The first buses are special needs buses, with wheelchair lifts. Sixteen more buses will arrive in the next few weeks. The remaining buses will roll in over the next few months, as they are finished and inspected.
Hillsborough County School Board, Board Chair Carol Kurdell, board member Cindy Stuart and Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia pose for a photo to be Tweeted in one of four new school buses that arrived today. Ahead of schedule, the first of Hillsborough County Public Schools’ new school buses w arrived at the transportation bus garage on Friday morning, 10/03/14. After a recommendation by Superintendent MaryEllen Elia on June 10, the school board approved the purchase of 100 new school buses. 4 of them arrived today. . The buses were built in High Point, North Carolina by Thomas Built Buses and driven to Orlando, where finishing touches and final inspection was completed. The first buses are special needs buses, with wheelchair lifts. Sixteen more buses will arrive in the next few weeks. The remaining buses will roll in over the next few months, as they are finished and inspected.
Published Oct. 4, 2014

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From left, Hillsborough County School Board Chairwoman Carol Kurdell, board member Cindy Stuart and school superintendent MaryEllen Elia look out the windows of one of four new public school buses that arrived Friday, ahead of schedule, at the county's transportation bus garage. After a recommendation by Elia on June 10, the School Board approved the purchase of 100 new school buses. The buses were built in High Point, N.C., by Thomas Built Buses and driven to Orlando, where finishing touches and final inspections were completed. The first buses are special-needs buses, which have wheelchair lifts. Sixteen more buses will arrive in the next few weeks. The remaining buses will roll in over the next few months after they are finished and inspected.

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