Nicholson school has a new principal this year. He is Matt Ridenour who most recently has been an assistant principal in Lafayette. He was approved by the school board 5-0 at Thursday's meeting.

The meeting took place at the Transportation Bulding.

Kevin Fischer, the school bus director for Crawfordsville Schools, said there are approximately 1,600 students riding school buses this year including 60-80 more students in Crawfordsville High School.

With all the various programs, buses run from 6:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Most students ride 45 minutes at the most. Fischer said the students who are on the buses the longest use the time to do homework so they can relax after getting home.

There are 18 full time drivers on 29 routes.