LOWELL | As part of its bus replacement program, the Tri-Creek School Corp. board agreed recently to spend $438,000 for four new buses.
Assistant Superintendent Nathan Kleefisch recommended the 2014 78-passenger buses be purchased from Midwest Transit Equipment of Whitestown.
Tri-Creek is one of the largest school districts, geographically, in the state. It covers 178 square miles.
In another matter, the board agreed to approve Regional Mental Health of Merrillville for services to the Tri-Creek Opportunity Center and its Six-to-Six Program. Services include suspension and expulsion matters.
The board approved its lease agreement with Star Plaza Theatre for Lowell High School graduation activities to be held there June 9.
Finally, donations were accepted from Target Corp. Three Creeks Elementary School received $2,000 to support its Family Bear Nights, and Lowell Middle School received $316 to use at the principal's discretion.
John Harris donated $200 worth of school supplies for students in the Opportunity Center.