The Albert Lea school board approved the sale of alternative facilities bonds and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds for the mechanical systems upgrades within the district at a special school board meeting Monday evening.
You may have seen them around town - new, shiny, yellow school buses. The Albert Lea Bus Co. now has a fleet of 29 buses and nine vans and short buses.Of those, 24 are brand-new Thomas Saf-T-Liners and four of the vans are brand-new this year. The other vehicles had been replaced new last year.
The district will be adjusting to many changes, with the most visible change being the realignment of grades. Elementaries will no longer house sixth-graders, and eighth-graders will be at Albert Lea High School.