School Bus Purchase Program

The State Budget includes $20 million in new funding in Fiscal Year 2021 for the Department to assist school districts in purchasing school buses. The $20 million investment by the state is the first time since 2009 that the state directly supported the cost of school bus replacement. 

Under the program, the Department of Education will issue awards for school districts to purchase one or more buses. Each bus purchased will require the school district to remove one of its older buses (eight model years or older) from regular daily service. If more than one bus is purchased, an equivalent number of buses should be removed from regular service. 

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