The state's Vocational-Technical High School System is set to receive $1.5 million to replace 20 more aging school buses with ones equipped with seatbelts when the Bond Commission meets next week, the governor says.
"By updating our fleet of vo-tech school buses, we are doing the right thing for our children," M. Jodi Rell said Thursday. "About half of the school system's 90 buses are 10 years or older. ''
Earlier this year, the state put up $2 million to replace 40 buses in the fleet and directed that any new bus come equipped with seatbelts.
The governor signed a bill into law this year requiring the replacement of any vo-tech school bus older than 12 years.