A bus problem is hitting South Carolina schools.
The state has the oldest bus fleet in the nation with the average school bus 15 and a half years old with more than 220-thousand miles on it.
Lawmakers approved a plan in 2007 that called for a portion of the fleet should be replaced every year. It also said no bus should ever be more than 15 years old. But it's not a requirement. The state superintendent has asked for about $48 million dollars to buy new buses but got about 23-million. They're hoping to buy new buses next year. Those new buses would replace the oldest ones in the fleet---some of which are from 1984.
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