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New Clean Diesel Bus Arrives on Campus

Fennville Public Schools took ownership of a new bus on July 22 that both upgrades the District fleet with the newest safety and design features on a vehicle, but also uses clean diesel technology to protect the environment as it travels around the community. The purchase was supported with $22,761 provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality through a Clean Diesel Grant intended to help school districts provide student transportation using more environmentally responsible vehicles.

The bus is part of the District’s ongoing commitment to upgrading facilities and practices inside and outside the classroom that are more environmentally friendly. Other projects include a commitment to outdoor education, recycling programs, locally farmed fruits, vegetables, and herbs in the Food Service program, and other resources integrated into various programs across campus.

According the Fennville Superintendent Jim Greydanus, these initiatives represent what Superintendent Jim Greydanus hopes will be a hallmark of the way the District educates students about the future.

“Our work to make Fennville Public Schools a more environmentally conscious district fulfills our immediate responsibility to make best use of district resources, but it also fulfills our responsibility to prepare students for the future as responsible stewards of the environment,” he said. “We are grateful for the support from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to purchase a new, clean-diesel bus and the opportunity to upgrade our transportation fleet.”

“In Fennville we believe we have a responsibility to take care of our environment. In a community where agriculture and water resources are so abundant and important to our way of life, Fennville Public Schools should model what it looks like to take care of our natural resources.”

 

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