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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017


    OUSD moves towards 21st Century

    ORANGE Unified Schools INSIDE
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    21st Century transportation move
    Orange Unified tries for $2,100,000 electric school bus grant
    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).
    For more information Click on CVRP and HVIP and CAL Climate

    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:

    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

    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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