The Harrison Hills City School District is finalizing paperwork for a $55,000 reimbursement grant through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Diesel School Bus Fund Retrofit Program to outfit 26 buses with engine pre-heater kits. Officials said the goal was to cut costs and help become more environmentally sound.

Director of Operations Ed Kovacik, said the system decreases fuel consumption by approximately 1 to 2 gallons per school day, which makes an impact considering the district covers about 384 square miles and 3,000 miles are driven along 20 bus routes, not to mention use by the athletic buses and other vehicles. The system is also digitally programmed for daily repetition.

The complete article can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

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