ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — The Ascension Parish School Board approved the installation of air conditioning units on school buses during a Tuesday night school board meeting.
Over the past few months, members of the Ascension Parish School Board Transportation Committee have been working to get air condition units installed on the school bus fleet in the parish. The committee authorized staff members to submit Requests for Proposals (RFP).
The initial request for a proposal came after bus drivers went on strike at the beginning of the school year during a heat wave in Louisiana.
According to documents, the estimated cost for about 62 buses would be over $1.5 million.
The request was approved by a 10-1 vote.