School System Receives $147K Grant for New Schoolbuses

Director of Schools Mike Jones (left) and School Safety Officer and Head of Maintenance Robert Cooper (right) recently announced that Fentress County Schools had received a large grant from TDEC and Volkswagon for two new schoolbuses.

Director of Schools Mike Jones, along with Fentress County Schools Safety Officer and Maintenance Director Robert Cooper announced last Friday that  Fentress County Schools was the recipent of an almost $150,000 grant which will provide funding for two new schoolbuses.

The grant, in the amount of $146,916, came from Volkswagon, who provides the money as part of their deisel settlement environmental mitigation trust, a cleaner emissions initiative developed by the company in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). The objective of the program is to get older, more polluting engines off the roads, and replace them with newer, cleaner-running vehicles.

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