EMUHSD Kicks Off $9.8 Million Grant for Clean Mobility Project
El Monte Unified High School District has been awarded a $9.8 million grant by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to fund a menu of Clean Mobility measures that promote the use of zero-emission vehicles and clean transportation options for students, parents and staff, with the added benefit of a pilot Career Technical Education (CTE) curriculum to engage students in clean energy career pathways.
One of the main focuses of the El Monte Union High School District mission is to ensure that staff and students are provided with a safe, efficient and effective learning environment that is conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Our District is honored to be a recipient of a $9.8 million grant by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which will fund important Clean Mobility measures and promote the use of zero-emission vehicles and clean transportation options for our school community. The Clean Mobility Project will also pilot a new Career Technical Education (CTE) curriculum, which will introduce students to career pathways in clean energy.
EMUHSD is one of three districts the grant was awarded to, including San Diego and Stockton Unified School Districts. CARB awarded all three school districts a combined total of $24 million.
Our District is currently working with school sites to develop the School Mobility & Active Transportation Plan, which will focus on generating project ideas that will make it safer, more comfortable and more fun to walk, bike or take other types of low-emissions transportation to school.
Thank you to our partners, our incredible staff and everyone whose involvement has enabled El Monte Union to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to provide our students and school community with all of these new, and innovative projects.
El Monte Unified High School District serves over 8,000 students in grades nine through 12 and over 11,000 students in adult schools. The District is committed to finding sustainable, alternative means of zero-emissions transportation that will enhance the quality of life for students and staff who commute.
The District’s proposed project will transform mobility at the school sites by adding 10 new zero-emission buses to the fleet, allowing the District to serve more students; plan for more holistic, active transportation to ensure safety as well as improve congestion from pedestrians, bike share, and car share; add new motor pool vehicles and maintenance vehicles that run on battery or electric power to improve efficiency and reduce reliance on gasoline use; and enable onsite energy storage that ties into the District’s existing solar system so operational demand costs can be reduced long-term.