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Ithaca, Newfield among school districts where voters rejected electric buses: What now?

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Voters in Baldwinsville, Ithaca, Newfield, and Mexico school districts have decisively rejected propositions to purchase electric school buses. Despite a push for greener transportation, these communities voted against the switch.

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Officials across the region emphasized the importance of community feedback and plans to share results with state leaders, including Governor Hochul.

By July 2027, New York schools must transition to electric buses. Despite a $200,000 grant to offset costs. Residents and school administrators alike have voiced concerns about reliability and cost of electric school buses.