JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The state has awarded more than $150,000 to help local school districts buy more environmentally-friendly school buses.
The new diesel-powered school buses have more advanced pollution controls compared to older models, according to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, thus reducing emissions.
The state department’s Air Division provided the grants funded under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.
In total, the MDEQ awarded $296,992 to 12 school districts in the state.
The Itawamba County School District will use $30,000 to purchase two buses.
The Lee County School District will use $58,496 to purchase four buses.
The following school districts will each use $15,000 to buy one bus each.
- Monroe County School District
- Nettleton School District
- Oxford School District
- Pontotoc City School District
- Winona-Montogomery Consolidated School District