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Big improvement coming for Lee County school buses

Lee Co. buses get AC (Source: WALB) Lee Co. buses get AC (Source: WALB)
"We want that to be a priority in our school system and we want to take the best possible care we can of the young men and women that are entrusted to us and the boys and girls who attend our school," says Miller. (Source: WALB) "We want that to be a priority in our school system and we want to take the best possible care we can of the young men and women that are entrusted to us and the boys and girls who attend our school," says Miller. (Source: WALB)
Lee Co. Buses get AC (Source: WALB) Lee Co. Buses get AC (Source: WALB)

The district has made the decision to add air conditioning.

The school board has had this on the priority list for many years. The tax money has been focused on new buildings...now they have voted to focus it on new buses. 

School has been in session for weeks and temperatures are still reaching the lower 90's.

This of course is typical for south Georgia and has now caught the attention of school leaders.

The district will be purchasing 40 new school buses that will have air conditioning, and installing units on 54 buses they already own.

These buses will be used for transporting students to and from school, as well as athletic activities and special events. 

Superintendent Jason Miller says the decision came down to keeping students safe through hot months. 

"We want that to be a priority in our school system and we want to take the best possible care we can of the young men and women that are entrusted to us and the boys and girls who attend our school," says Miller. 

Some of the new school buses will start running at the beginning of next school year.

All 94 will be active by January of 2018. 

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