Sedalia Begins Bus Barn Repairs

6 years 11 months 1 week ago Friday, August 12 2011 Aug 12, 2011 Friday, August 12, 2011 2:04:00 PM CDT August 12, 2011 in News
By: Matt Moreno
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SEDALIA - Workers began repairing the Sedalia school district's bus barn Friday, nearly three months after an F2 tornado tore through the town. Workers excavated the surface of the parking lot and tore down the remnants of the building that once stood there. Contract manager of First Student Inc. buses, Connie Miller, said the plan is to resurface the area and build a new office with electricity. She said there is "no doubt" the buses will be ready when school starts August 25th. 

Miller said about 35 of the 45 buses are already fixed and ready to go for the first day of school.

This would be the first action the newly repaired buses will see since the tornado. The tornado forced the school district to cut the school year short and cancel the remaining five days of classes.

The yellow buses currently reside at Smith-Cotton High School. Miller said the buses can not go back to the bus barn until resurfacing is done due to the lot's glass and metal debris.

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