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Ross Montessori Charter School gets a second bus

The Ross Montessori Charter School has acquired an additional 65-passenger school bus thanks to a grant from the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District.

A grant proposal was submitted for a new bus in the spring 2014 grant cycle. Over the summer, RMS learned it was awarded $25,000 to acquire a new bus.

The additional school bus will provide an upvalley route from the eastern side of Carbondale to Basalt and Emma in the 2015-2016 school year, as well as transportation for field trips. The budget for the current fiscal year was finalized before the grant for the bus was awarded, therefore the school’s budget does not include a driver for an upvalley route until the 2015-2016 school year. In the meantime, the new bus will earn some revenue providing field trip transportation to other local charter schools.

“We are looking forward to expanding our service in the next school year and providing more options for families coming to Ross,” said Dave Lawson, transportation manager. “The new bus is in great shape and will serve the school well. The additional route in the next school year will shorten the current route from Carbondale to Glenwood Springs by as much at 40 minutes.”


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