The Henry County School System is acquiring four new buses.

Four new buses coming for Henry County school district

The Henry County Board of Education voted at its Oct. 14 regular meeting to approve the purchase of four new air-conditioned, 72-passenger Blue Bird buses through a state contract.

The total cost if $402,000 with a state reimbursement of $308,880 and a Georgia Department of Education Alternative Fuel Bus Funding Grant totaling $32,000. The remaining cost of $61,120 will come from the school district’s SPLOST transportation funds.

The 2021 buses are propane-powered, and district officials indicated during the discussion at the board meeting that they could produce a cost savings due to better fuel efficiency.

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