Local students will be enjoying some shiny new wheels.
The Ministry of Education is providing funds to the North Okanagan-Shuswap and Vernon school districts for new buses.
“In smaller and far-flung communities, it can be a challenge to get kids to school on time. More new school buses will help,” said George Abbott, Shuswap MLA.
The North Okanagan-Shuswap district will receive $631,899 for six new school buses while the Vernon district will get $526,582 for five vehicles.
“For a lot of students, the school day starts and ends with a bus ride,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.
“Hopefully, these new, cleaner buses mean a nicer ride, and a better school day.”