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Two electric buses coming to Richmond school district

The Ministry of Education is funding electric charging stations for the school district
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Richmond school district is getting two electric school buses.

The Richmond School District is getting two new electric school buses.

The Ministry of Education has given $60,000 towards the bus purchase, along with $50,000 for electric charging stations.

A letter to the board of education from the ministry outlining the funding didn’t say where the charging stations would be located (it just indicated “TBD”) but they must be installed by March.

This funding was included in an update from the ministry which outlines its funding for minor capital projects.

Previously approved projects include upgrading HVAC systems at several schools: General Currie, Howard De Beck, John G. Diefenbaker, Garden City, R.M. Grauer and Jesse Wowk elementary schools.

The HVAC funding from the ministry totals $715,600.

Furthermore, Steveston-London secondary will get $550,000 in electrical upgrades and Mitchell elementary will get $165,000 for an accessible playground.

Four new school buses were also funded, ranging in cost from $104,000 to $170,000.