Friday, June 26, 2015

New Transportation Facility is Completed

Board President Chris Bamman and Transportation Director Shawn Brady
cut the ribbon as Board members and guests look on.
Nearly 60 community members and district personnel were on-hand for a ribbon-cutting and open house at the district's new Transportation Center last night. The 10,627 square foot building includes department offices, a meeting room for bus drivers, and work bays for four buses.  The secured parking lot holds 56 buses. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roy Moss told those in attendance that both the building and the parking lot can be expanded as the district continues to grow.

Dr. Moss reminded guests that the $3.8 million project was paid for by setting aside funds over the past few years specifically for this project. "The final bills have been paid," reported Moss.

Many community members and district personnel
were on-hand for Thursday night's open house.
The new facility is on the north end of a 17-acre property located on the northeast corner of Eagles Parkway and Sni-A-Bar Boulevard, three-quarters of a mile west of Grain Valley High School.  The south half of the property, along Eagles Parkway, will remain undeveloped at this time.

Moving the transportation operation from behind the high school secures the buses and makes room for the next phases of the ongoing expansion of the high school. Additions to the high school began in 2013 and are expected to continue for several years as part of the district's long-range plan to expand and renovate the high school facility.

The transportation department can begin moving in any time. The buses will make the move before the start of the new school year.