MPS Board members vote to buy new buses

You can expect to see new school buses on the road soon in Montgomery.  The Montgomery County School Board voted Tuesday night to buy new buses this year.

Members were unsure how much money the state would provide to the bus renewal program.  If the buses aren't bought now, new federal EPA rules would increase the cost by $6,000 each per year.

Also at the meeting, the school board voted against the superintendent's recommendation for Teach for America.  The program recruits recent college graduates to teach at public schools. It would have cost the school system about $3,000 per teacher.