Thanks for the link. I typed "school bus" into the Craigslist search window and it didn't come up. The bus is a close-but-no-cigar. We're just starting to look, still settling in on what we want, what's available, etc. I'm thinking an automatic will be better for us.
While I'm wishing, a mechanical DT466, 38' long, 77" headroom, rust free, dog nose is current criteria. Air brakes and suspension would be nice too. All subject to change during the planning/ saving money phase we are currently in.