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Tax-free School Shopping

Ohio is offering tax-free back-to-school shopping on clothes, shoes and school supplies from Aug. 7-9. The sales tax holiday applies to both online and brick-and-mortar retailers for purchases made from 12:01amFriday, Aug. 7 through 11:50pm Sunday, Aug. 9. The legislation includes no sales tax on purchases of clothing and footwear priced up to $75 per item and school supplies and instructional materials priced up to $20 per item. Click here for details.

Great Schools, Great Value with High Marks on Performance Audit!

We are very pleased to share the good news about the high marks that our district earned on the performance audit! The Bowling Green City Schools Board of Education initiated the audit in 2014 per community requests. The Ohio Auditor of State’s Office have responded with high marks for the district in how it manages it funds. Read the article in the Sentinel or download the report. These results are a direct result of the the efforts of our teachers, support staff and administrators. We will continue to provide a high quality education for our students with a fiscally responsible approach.

Request for Proposal - Buses

The Bowling Green Board of Education will be receiving sealed bids at the Operations Center, 13230 Bishop Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 for the purchase of one (1) 78 passenger conventional school bus (model year 2016 or newer) and one (1) 54 passenger conventional school bus with lift. Bids will be received until 12:00 PM, August 5, 2015.

Proposals and Specifications may be obtained or examined at the office of Carlton Schooley, Director of Transportation, 13230 Bishop Rd., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, or by calling (419) 354-8509 or by downloading the spec documents below.

Said passenger school buses must meet on delivery all requirements of the State Department of Education, State of Ohio, and specifications of the Bowling Green Board of Education, as well as be able to pass the Ohio State Patrol Safety inspection. Any questions regarding the proposal or specifications may be directed to Carlton Schooley.

Bids submitted shall impose no liability or obligation on the Bowling Green Board of Education. 

The Bowling Green Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids. In awarding the contract, the Board of Education reserves to be the sole judge of the quality of any time which is bid and the Board of Education also reserves the right to consider all elements germane in determining the qualification of the bidders and his agents or representatives. Any bid which is incomplete, conditional, obscure, or which contains irregularities of any kind may be rejected at the discretion of the Board of Education. Each bid must be accompanied by an approved Surety Company Bid Bond or a certified check upon a solvent bank, made payable to the Bowling Green Board of Education in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid tendered, as a guarantee that the bidder will perform his bid. Successful bidders will be required to submit to the Treasurer a statement relating to the delinquent personal property taxes as per Ohio Revised Code 5719.042.

A 2000 Blue Bird, transit A3R and a 1998 Blue Bird, transit, may be traded as part of the purchase.

Bids will be opened on August 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM at the Bowling Green Schools Operation Center, 13230 Bishop Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402

Rhonda Melchi

78 passenger bus specs
54 passenger bus specs



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