Propane Council Recognizes Elk Grove Unified’s Commitment to Cutting Emissions
WHAT: Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will be honored with a $5,000 donation from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) to help pay for added learning resources. The Elk Grove Unified School District was selected by PERC because of efforts to maintain good stewardship of its economic and environmental resources by adding propane buses to its school transportation fleet. At Sierra Enterprise Elementary, more than 200 students rely on school bus transportation and students and staff regularly promote programs for a clean environment and encourage energy savings. The funds will be awarded to the students and staff at Sierra Enterprise Elementary on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The donation will be made through AdoptAClassroom.org’s online marketplace to help provide needed classroom resources.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Sierra Enterprise Elementary School, 9115 Fruitridge Rd., Sacramento, CA 95826
The check presentation will take place in the quad followed by a bus safety presentation
WHO: Representatives from PERC, EGUSD personnel, administrators, educators and elementary students.
WHY: With a long history of reducing emissions in the area through using buses powered by alternative fuels, Elk Grove Unified became one of the first in its area to add propane buses to its fleet in 2016. Now, several students get a clean, quiet ride to school by taking one of the District’s nine propane buses. The $5,000 donation will go towards assisting teachers with classroom materials for students.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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