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Richmond County Board of Education to vote on Ambubus partnership

Monday, June 18, 2012 4:21 PM
Last updated Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:59 AM
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The Richmond County Board of Education will discuss an agreement with the East Central Health District and East Central Regional Hospital during its monthly board meeting Tuesday.

The board will vote on a partnership with the organizations that would convert a school bus to operate with an Ambubus Kit, which is used to transport special-needs patients and casualties.

The school system would donate the bus; East Central Regional Hospital would maintain the bus and install the Ambubus Kit; and the East Central Health District would supply the kit.

The outfitted bus would be able to transport up to 18 patients on stretchers, potentially replacing 18 ambulances in the event of a disaster or evacuation, according to the board agenda.

Other items on the agenda include recognizing maintenance and facility school of the year; an update on special education disproportionality; approval of a principalship at Copeland Elementary School; and the approval of Capital City Bank in School program.

The board will meet at the central office at 864 Broad St. at 6 p.m.

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Fools_and_sages
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Fools_and_sages 06/18/12 - 04:46 pm
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What a name.
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I know the name of the company is pronounced Ambu-bus. But it took me a second or two to figure that out. When I initially read the company's name, I read it as Am-bubus (or Am-boo-boos). What a bad name for a company. If misread, it sounds like an accident waiting to happen or like Yogi Bear's pal forgot how to speak proper English--neither of which inspires confidence. At the same time, I'm sure the company is perfectly competent. The company name just needs a hyphen between "Ambu" and "bus."

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Craig Spinks 06/19/12 - 12:21 am
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Why was the new Copeland principal transferred from Hephzibah?

And don't tell me it was because Mrs. Guidry retired? You could have replaced Mrs. Guidry while leaving the former Hephzibah principal in place? Was there some foul-play in this transfer as has been widely alleged? Why don't we let SACS find out?

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avidreader 06/19/12 - 09:38 am
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Hello, Craig Spinks!

Craig, I don't get it. Your commentary is vague. Please expand upon your comment; I'm sincerely curious. You seem to know a lot about the goings-on in our educational community.

I have met Mrs. Guidry on a few occasions, and all I've heard is that there are many of her staff who were thrilled about her departure, even though it was more about family obligations than politics.

Please respond.

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