Reed City School Board approves new buses

REED CITY — Reed City Area Public Schools will welcome in two new buses to the district.

The Reed City Board of Education approved the purchase of two new buses for the district at the meeting on Jan. 19.

The buses were partly funded by a grant provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. The grant took $20,000 off the price of each school bus, taking the $77,000 for each bus to $57,000.

The school board also discussed the new SAT regulations. As of right now, in 2016, the SAT will replace the ACT in Michigan schools.

"It's frustrating because testing regulations keep changing," Reed City Superintendant Tim Webster said. "Because this is a new test, we won't have anything to compare it to when it comes to students scores."

During the meeting, the school board also approved a severance agreement with a Reed City teacher, Jerry Hoppes.