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District 153 bus contract jumps by 16.8% for coming school year

The District 153 school board will be paying more for bus service next school year.

The board approved a three-year contract with Kickert School Bus Line for service on its eight school bus routes, in addition to the special education routes. The contract calls for a 16.8% increase for 2022-23. The Kickert increase in 2023-24 will be 4.96% and in 2024-25 it will be 4.26%.

John Gibson, chief school business official, told the board at its June 13 meeting that the district solicited four bus companies and broke . . .

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