PERC Donates $25,000 to School Districts
For the second year in a row, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has rewarded districts that operate propane school buses. PERC’s four donations this year benefit teachers in San Antonio, Indianapolis, Orlando and Reno, two of which run Blue Bird propane powered buses.
The increase in propane bus sales prompted PERC to start a campaign to teach communities about the benefits of propane powered transportation. The Council partnered with journalist and former teacher Jenna Bush Hager and the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org to donate $25,000 to teachers at schools adopting propane buses.
Mrs. Bush Hager presented a $10,000 check to the teachers at Passmore Elementary School in San Antonio’s Northside ISD on behalf of PERC and the Adopt A Classroom program. The money, which breaks down to $200 per teacher, will be used to buy school supplies for each classroom. The Huffington Post reported that teachers spend on average $500 out of their own pockets on school supplies for their students.
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In Reno, Lemmon Valley Elementary teachers received a $5,000 donation that will be evenly split between them. PERC recognized the Washoe County School District’s efforts to improve students’ health and safety by adding propane buses to its school transportation fleet.
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