The Atlantic School Board will consider purchasing two new busses tonight with part of the cost coming from proceeds from a Volkswagen settlement grant.

The board will consider bids for a 49 passenger bus with a lift and modified seats for handicapped students and a 65 passenger bus, both include seatbelts but only the smaller bus includes air conditioning.

The lowest bid for the smaller bus is $115,994 while the larger bus is $102,000. The grant will cover $56,000 of the cost.

In other business, the board will be asked to consider hiring Bob Sweeney to serve as the District Project Liaison for the district’s facilities improvement project. The board has discussed hiring someone to oversee and coordinate between “key players” including the board, facilities committee and construction officials.

“Bob brings a wealth of knowledge of our facilities, high school athletics, and current plans of our project. His detailed organization and communication skills along with his passion for Atlantic and Atlantic Community Schools provide the skills and characteristics we are looking for in this position,” Superintendent Steve Barber said.

If approved, Sweeney will be paid $22.50 an hour.

The board is also expected to hear an update on the project.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the High School Media Center.