Special Service Vehicles (SSV)

Q. Can a Special Service Vehicle (SSV) be purchased for use as a school bus vehicle?

Districts are responsible for seeking lower cost alternatives. Special Service Vehicles (SSV) are specifically designed for law enforcement type agencies and they have a significantly higher cost than the typical carryall type Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) used for transporting students. Therefore, an SSV is not necessary or appropriate for use as a school bus vehicle and should not be purchased if an alternative is available. These alternatives include finding a different dealership under a State Contract or going out for local bid.

Last Updated: September 13, 2013