Lee County Schools receive new buses with MDEQ grant

With help from a grant, the Lee County School District received new school buses.

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 10:18 PM
Updated: Sep 11, 2019 9:45 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - With help from a grant, the Lee County School District received new school buses.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued the environmental grant to assist with the purchases.

MDEQ handed out a total of $300,000 to 12 school districts across the state to help put new diesel-powered buses with tougher pollution controls on the road. 

"I've already got six buses, and I'm getting four more," said Judy Hil, Lee County transportation director. "We are getting one special-ed bus, but this will help us get our oldest buses off the routes."

The Lee County School District received nearly $60,000 through the grant program. 

Several other schools in north Mississippi also received funds to purchase new buses.

RELATEDMDEQ awards almost $300,000 to help school districts buy new buses

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