Pre-K mini bus lease contract increases 400% in District 161

At its Jan. 23 meeting, Flossmoor School District 161 board members discussed a sharp increase in the district’s cost to lease two mini buses. 

The district received a new lease proposal from Midwest Transit, as its four-year contract with the company is set to renew. The cost to lease two mini buses is increasing from $15,770 per year to $57,702 per year. 

The district uses the buses, which each seat about 30 passengers, to transport children who are in early childhood and pre-K programs, and some with special . . .

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