Viborg-Hurley School District among six school districts to receiving funding for electric vehicles

VIBORG, S.D.(WNAX)- The Viborg-Hurley School District is among six in the state getting grants from the Environmental Protection Agency for new electric and diesel busses.

Superintendent Brett Mellum says the district will get a grant of four hundred forty thousand dollars.

Mellum says there will be a learning curve with the electric bus.

Mellum says they will get a high efficiency diesel bus also.

Mellum says they now have seven busses that drive average routes of forty to fifty miles a day.

Other districts that got grants include: Hanson County, DeSmet, Garretson, Lower Brule and Sioux Valley in Volga.