By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Electric school bus for district hits another roadblock


March 27, 2024

The district’s electric school bus, originally scheduled to arrive in late spring through the federal Clean School Bus program, has been delayed until March 2025 due to a backlog of orders at the bus manufacturer, which could be too late for the terms of the grant’s fall deadline.

Schools Superintendent Bill Burr explained the reasons for the delay at a school board meeting on March 18.

The delay could pose a problem, as the grant deadline requires the bus to be on the job by October. Burr doesn’t know yet whether the grant can be salvaged. “We’re working on that,” he said after the meeting. “...

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