Propane Council Donates $5,000 to Geneva Elementary School
(Sanford, Fla.) Geneva Elementary School will be receiving a surprise donation of $5,000 from the national nonprofit Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) on September 27, 2016. This donation is in recognition of Seminole County Public Schools’ (SCPS) efforts to improve students’ health and safety by adding propane buses to their school transportation fleet.
SCPS added 48 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 buses in September 2015, about 10 percent of their fleet. “Propane school buses are the clean, quiet, and safe alternative to older diesel buses, and Seminole County is a great example of the success a school district can enjoy after transitioning to propane school buses,” said Tucker Perkins, Chief Business Development Officer at PERC. The clean fuel also offers advantages to students because propane buses are quiet, and students only need to use their indoor voices to be heard. With less noise from students, driver distractions are reduced, and it allows them to better hear if an emergency vehicle is nearing the bus.
The council has partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org to donate $55,000 nationwide to teachers at schools adopting propane buses in the last two years. This $5,000 donation will be split between the Geneva Elementary S.E.C.M.E. Engineering Club, Garden Club, STEM/Robotics Club, and the Student Council, who will be able to buy supplies through the AdoptAClassroom.org’s online shopping site.
WHAT: Propane Council Donates $5,000 to Geneva Elementary School
WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
WHERE: Geneva Elementary School
275 1st St
? Geneva, FL 32732