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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
OUSD moves towards 21st Century
21st Century transportation move
The Orange Unified Board of Education will be voting at their January 19, 2017 Regular School Board Meeting on a resolution to apply for a grant through the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to purchase five new electric school buses and electrical service infrastructure.
Item 14 H (Agenda page 66-67) is part of the Consent Agenda Item that is voted on as one block unless an item is pulled for recognition or extra discussion.
Since 2001 the SCAQMD's Lower-Emission School Bus Program has awarded over $280 million in funding to replace 1600 diesel school buses and retrofit 3400 other diesel school buses with particle matter emission control systems.
Funding sources for the 2017 awards come from programs associated with the California Climate Investment Programs: the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP); and the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).
The 2017 grant program is an effort by the state to help in commercializing Zero Emission School Buses so the grant will not require the winning districts to use the new electric buses as replacements for older buses. In addition, "minimal to zero matching funds" are required for the grant.
Grant winners be awarded on May 5, 2017. The SCAQMD reserves the right to award partial grants.
INSIDE the OUSD Agenda
Other items of note on the OUSD January 19 agenda include:
- Closed Session Item 4 D- performance evaluation of OUSD Superintendent Michael Christensen.
- Action Item 12 C-Certifying the results of the Measure S Bond November Bond Election.
- Action Item 12 D- Establishing Building Fund 21 from the proceeds of the Measure S Bond.
NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING January 19, 2017
Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
CLOSED SESSION- 5:30 pm
OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm
: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/board/pdf/2017/AGENDA20170119.pdf AGENDA-CLICK ON
For more information call the OUSD Superintendent’s office at 714-628-4040
For budgeting questions call Business Services at 714-628-4015
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