SHELLEY â€“ Buses and bus safety were the main topics of discussion at the Shelley Joint School District school board meeting Thursday evening.
Shelley trustees approved the purchase of an International 77-passenger conventional school bus for $81,144.
School districts have 60 days to â€śpiggy-backâ€ť on another school districtâ€™s bus bid, said transportation supervisor Ron Searle.
â€śI like to order the same bus as Bonneville because they order more buses than we do,â€ť Searle said. â€śThe bus is already built and will be delivered about mid-July.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” They wear the same uniform, receive the same training and are as qualified as any Bingham County deputy sheriffâ€”only they are volunteers.
There are eight volunteer deputies in the Bingham County Sheriff Reserve Deputy Program. The program was originally started as a way to help fill vacancies within the department with qualified deputies. The reserve deputies also provide support to full-time deputies by covering high school sporting events, providing extra patrols during the Eastern Idaho State Fair and whenever additional deputies are needed.