The new buses for Livingston Parish Public Schools will replace buses that were lost during a flood in 2016.
Districts need more financial support not only to ensure they have enough drivers, but safe, reliable buses for them to drive as well.
Chico Unified School District adds one electric school bus and Brawley Elementary School District receives three new electric buses.
The State Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy awarded the districts $626,573 in grants to purchase a total of 28 new school buses.
SBF’s monthly “BUSting Up” cartoon looks at the lighter side of pupil transportation. The November 2018 through June 2019 entries cover school bus replacement, driver qualifications, and student demands.
House Bill 1255 would establish the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle School Bus Transition Grant Program to provide funding for electric school buses.
The state releases its final wave of the settlement funds, approving the purchase of 45 new school buses for rural districts and charter schools.
The state releases its third and fourth wave of settlement funds, approving the purchase of 67 new school buses for 35 school districts and charter schools.
The state releases its second wave of the settlement funds, approving the purchase of 76 diesel and alternative-fuel schools buses for 22 school districts.
The state Department of Education confirms that all 1995 and 1996 models, which accounted for a majority of the state’s thermal events, have been scrapped and replaced.
The state plans to use about a quarter of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy 142 new school buses in low-income communities.
The company concludes its three-day Road Show at an event in Los Angeles with educational sessions and a ride-and-drive of a Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus, among other propane-powered vehicles.
The state plans to use two-thirds of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy around 300 new school buses in low-income communities.