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      New school buses could be coming to Quincy

      New buses could be on the way for the Quincy Public School District.

      New buses could be on the way for the Quincy Public School District.

      The school board's finance committee recommended a plan to lease 21 new buses for the next five years.

      The current contract expires this year with Central States Bus Sales.

      That same company could be awarded the new contract at a cost of $237,750 a year.

      The school board will have the final say in whether the contract is approved.

      The current contract has the district leasing 24 buses, but in the coming years, the district won't need that many.

      "We are reducing some routes for next year. We're utilizing some routes to their fullest with the budgetary situation and expectation, we had to make some tough decisions and eliminate some routes," Transportation Director, Shane Barnes said.

      The district's transportation director says the district is not eliminating three whole routes, just combining existing routes.

      No jobs will be lost thanks to attrition.