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School Board approves bond for 3 buses, SUV

The Holland School Board has approved a bus bond bid from the Bank of Holland at the rate of 3.85 percent.

Senior Account Clerk Joanne George said the rate for the $249,500 transportation project is lower than one the district received last year. The board's 5-0 vote follows approval by district voters in May for the acquisition of two 66-passenger buses, a 15-passenger school bus and a nine-passenger SUV, all for the purpose of transporting students to and from school.


Free, low-cost screening is available next week

Free or low-cost dental screening for children will be available next week at 35 local dental offices and the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

Healthy Smile Week, which runs from Monday to Oct. 11, is a pilot program organized by the UB dental school's Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry, the Eighth District Dental Society and Women and Children's Hospital.

The program is in response to state legislation requiring that schools ask parents of children entering kindergarten, second, fourth, seventh and 10th grades to provide a dental health certificate verifying that they have had a dental screening.

"Since many children do not have access to dental care, Healthy Smile Week is intended to . . . serve those children who do not have dental insurance and whose schools are requesting a dental health certificate," said Dr. Paul R. Creighton, director of community dentistry at UB.

For a list of dentists and hours for appointments, visit, or call 861-3593.

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