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Killeen ISD using 38-foot bus to teach elementary school students about STEM

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Posted at 9:53 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 23:52:54-04

KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Independent School District is using a 38-foot-long bus to educate elementary school students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

In 2018, the district says they received a five-year $1 million "STEM in Motion" Department of Defense Education Activity grant to help buy, outfit and staff the bus.

The 38-foot-long bus is customized with modern furniture, a 60-inch smart television, 30 laptops and iPads, and a range of science and technology supplies. The bus is staffed with a full-time teacher and a driver/ assistant.

The goal of the bus is to provide a STEM education to third through fifth-graders at 26 Killeen ISD campuses that have 15% or greater military-connected students.

Killeen ISD says the bus will impact approximately 8,730 students.