State Handing out Money for Cleaner Burning School Buses

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Seventeen school districts are receiving money for new school buses as part of a Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality program that replaces older buses with new diesel-powered buses with more stringent pollution controls to reduce emissions. Since 2009 the MDEQ Diesel School Bus Replacement Program has awarded over $1 million to 38 school districts to buy 67 school buses. Of the nearly $300,000 awarded this year, $15,000 is going to Coahoma Early College High School for one new bus; the North Bolivar Consolidated district also is getting $15,000 for one new bus while the Cleveland and Greenville districts will receive $28,640 for two busses each.



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