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MDEQ awards local school districts with money for new buses

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Several north Mississippi school districts have been awarded funds to help purchase new school buses for the upcoming school year.

Posted: Jul. 2, 2018 12:34 PM

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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