Schools in Clark County, Nevada, Are Planning to Invest in Electric Buses and Other Technological Advancements
After getting nearly $778 million from the American Rescue Plan last year, Nevada’s largest school district is investing in electric buses and putting technology in classrooms to help with teaching.
The Clark County School District will spend hundreds of millions of dollars in federal pandemic recovery funds on projects like teacher bonuses, a new science curriculum, and mental health services to help students learn faster.
Last year, the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Act gave $777,8 million to the CCSD. The district has already spent $255 million, according to a 23-page “annual use of funds report” that was given to the School Board on Thursday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given CCSD a grant of $9.875 million to pay for new electric buses and infrastructure for charging them.
The district says it will spend $9.375 million on 25 electric buses and $500,000 on infrastructure if the School Board agrees at a future meeting. The 25 buses bought in 2010 and 2011 will be replaced by these electric buses.
The money comes from the new Clean School Bus Program from the EPA, which wants to get rid of diesel engines. The grants will help more than 2,400 “clean” buses be bought by 389 school districts across the country.
Credits: Gov Tech
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