El Gobernador Henry McMaster vetó el proyecto de ley porque usa dinero de la lotería para becas a estudiantes.
nuestros estudiantes en todo el estado.” “Sin embargo el objetivo no se ha realizado. Todavía tenemos más de mil buses con más de 20 años de uso y en las carreteras todos los días. Estoy comprometida con la Asamblea General y el Gobernador para asegurar una transportación segura para los estudiantes”, dijo Spearman. South Carolina state senators voted unanimously
Tuesday to override the governor ’s veto of more than $20 million for school bus funding.
Last week, House members voted in favor of overriding South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s decision to not use lottery money to replace outdated and fire-prone school buses.
The veto override will allow for the purchase for 210 new buses. The cost of a new school bus is around $83,000. Currently, there are 3,701 buses that 15 years or older throughout the state and 5,600 buses in the state’s school bus fleet.
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman issued the following statement about the override.
“The safety of South Carolina’s students has and will always been a top priority for me,” Spearman said. “I want to thank the General Assembly on behalf students, parents, and teachers across our state for taking a step in the right direction with today’s vote.
By overriding this veto, we will be able take 210 old and dangerous school buses off the road and provide safer and more efficient transportation for our students.” “However, the job is not done. We still have over 1000 buses that are in excess of 20 years old on the road each day. I remain committed to working alongside the Governor and General Assembly to ensure that
every child has safe and reliable transportation to and from school
each day,” Spearman said.
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