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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