School district gets traction with electric school bus grant
August 30, 2023
The Wrangell School District has received the green light to buy an electric school bus through a federal clean energy grant.
In his report to the school board on Aug. 21, Schools Superintendent Bill Burr said the Environmental Protection Agency approved the district for a grant that will go toward a newly built electric bus and charging station.
The grant was almost a no-go just a few months ago.
Working with the district’s contracted bus company, Taylor Transportation, Burr submitted the grant to the EPA about a year ago. The program requires destruction of a diesel-powered bus in orde...