JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Several north Mississippi school districts have been awarded funds to help purchase new school buses for the upcoming school year.
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality awarded $295,920 to 17 school districts.
"The rebates were provided to the school districts toward the purchase of new diesel-powered buses with more stringent pollution controls to replace older buses, thus reducing emissions of particulate matter, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide."
Local school districts include:
Alcorn School District - $15,000 for one bus
Lee County School District - $15,000 for one bus
Monroe County School District - $15,000 for one bus
Pontotoc City School District - $15,000 for one bus
Pontotoc County School District - $15,000 for one bus
Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District - $15,000 for one bus
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