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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

Pullman received grants to help replace nine buses


January 24, 2019

Of the $28.4 million the state received from Volkswagen for violating the state’s Clean Air Act, $12 million of it was allocated to be used to help pay for clean emission school buses throughout the state by replacing old school buses.

Joe Thornton, the Director of Operations for the Pullman School District, learned about the grant for new school buses through the Office of Superintendents for Public Instruction which sent out a bulletin to all the school districts.

Pullman received a grant to switch out up to nine buses over a two year period. At $35,000 per bus, the grant for Pullman wi...

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