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Tripp-Delmont school district receives funding for electric school bus

Garretson school districts' new electric bus
An electric school bus delivered to Garretson School District, which received an EPA grant to offset the cost. Tripp-Delmont School District received a similar grant this year.

The Tripp-Delmont school district is receiving EPA funding to buy an electric school bus.

The award sends more than $350,000 to the district, according to the EPA website.

The program is part of a larger bipartisan push to lower school bus emissions nationwide.

Last year, five other school districts in South Dakota, including De Smet, Garretson, Hanson, Lower Brule Day School and Viborg-Hurley all received EPA rebates from this program.

Jackson Dircks is a Freeburg, Illinois, native. He is pursuing a degree in English, Journalism and Secondary Education at Augustana University and planning to graduate in May 2025. He plans to pursue a career in sports journalism.