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TR School District to Use Grants Toward ‘Clean’ School Buses, Summer Program

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TRRS Logo. (Credit: TRRS)
TRRS Logo. (Credit: TRRS)

The Toms River Regional school district plans to use a grant to purchase environmentally friendly school buses, and expects more grant funding to come through in the near future.

Superintendent David M. Healy said the district was recently awarded a $180,000 grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, which will be used to purchase fuel-efficient, “environmentally friendly” buses. The buses will be purchased as part of the district’s regular bus maintenance and replacement program, he said.

A separate grant of $100,000 from the state Department of Education will be used toward starting a summer elementary program at one of the district’s Title I schools, which are schools designated to have a heightened number of students from low-income families, and thus eligible for additional funding. The TRRS district has eight Title I schools.

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