Chickasaw County School District unveils new electric buses

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The Chickasaw County School District (CCSD) has received an installment of electric buses with more to follow.

On Friday, district officials announced that the first fleet of the new, zero-emission vehicles had arrived and that the remainder would be making their way to Houston soon.

Last October, over $36 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was awarded to nine school districts in Mississippi to add more eco-friendly buses to transport students. The CCSD was given $4,345,000 from the allotment.

“President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is accelerating our nation’s transition to electric and low-emission school buses while ensuring a brighter, healthier future for our children,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan said of the buses.

“As many as 25 million children rely on the bus to get to school each day. Thanks to the Biden-Harris Administration, we are making an unprecedented investment in our children’s health, especially those in communities overburdened by air pollution. This is just the beginning of our work to build a healthier future, reduce climate pollution, and ensure the clean, breathable air that all our children deserve.”

Other Mississippi school districts that received funding are:

  • Jackson Public School District – $9,875,000
  • Calhoun County School District – $9,875,500
  • Choctaw County School District – $3,660,000
  • Vicksburg Warren School District – $3,500,000
  • Tate County School District – $1,185,00
  • Hollandale School District – $1,580,000
  • Aberdeen School District – $1,580,000
  • Grenada School District – $790,000

First responders are invited to attend a safety training session on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. in the Houston High School Auditorium.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held for district stakeholders at Houston High School on Friday, January 5 at 1 p.m.

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