Dickinson ISD gets new energy efficient buses
Eight brand new school buses made their way to Dickinson ISD last week. These new buses are part of two grants the district was awarded from the Department of Energy and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The grants gave the district over two million dollars to purchase 26 new propane buses and get rid of 25 diesel buses.
The grant will also fund a propane fueling station for the district. The station is already in the works and will be completed soon. Dickinson ISD is one of the few districts in the country to be awarded these grants and the district is leading the way in energy efficiency. DISD will receive 18 more propane buses, straight off the assembly line, in the next few months.