LANGLEY – Through its annual fleet renewal program, the provincial government is providing the Langley School District with $232,944 for the purchase of two new school buses.

“Safety is the number one concern when transporting our students to and from school,” said Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman.

The new buses will be delivered next spring. This year, the provincial government is providing $9 million to 22 school districts to purchase 76 buses.

The Ministry of Education has worked with the Association of School Transportation Services of B.C. to procure the school buses using the Standing Offer Pricing model.

Contractors, Independent schools and First Nations schools are also able to take advantage of this pricing which has resulted in savings of 10 to 15 per cent and saves districts significant administrative and staff time.