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Ironwood board approves bus, repeater purchases


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IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools continues to improve its bus fleet after the board of education approved purchasing two new buses and other equipment Monday.

Along with the buses, the board approved purchasing a new radio repeater and three radios to help improve the district’s ability to communicate with its bus fleet.

“The repeater, I’m really excited about,” Ironwood Superintendent Travis Powell said after the meeting.

The district’s previous radio repeater died in 2007, according to Powell, leaving dead zones in various parts of the distr...