Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School is pleased to announce it has a new handicap accessible van available to transport students with disabilities. It’s the first handicap accessible van for the school. The van will be used to transport students both to and from the school and to field trips and special events. Prior to receiving the van, the school had to contract school bus transportation services.
State Representative Jeffrey Roy of Franklin was able to secure the funding last year from the states’ FY19 budget. The school was granted $50,000 to purchase the van. The total cost of the van was $60,470. The van seats 12 passengers and is fitted with a ramp, lift, and bench seats with seat belts. It is designed to provide safe, reliable and convenient transportation.
“I am happy that the state was able to provide funds to equip Tri-County with a state-of-the-art van to transport students with disabilities,” said Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin). “The van will help the school further its mission of providing for all of its students and will also help save money by eliminating the need to rent out other equipment. I appreciate the school’s continued dedication to students and appreciate the opportunity to step in with my colleagues in the legislature to assist with funding needs.”
“Dealing with the hassles of transportation and finding safe and sufficient transportation for students with disabilities can be a challenge,” said Stephen Dockray, Superintendent. “We are happy to now have a handicap accessible van available to our students. It’s a pleasure to be able to offer transportation to all of our students regardless of their individual needs. We thank Representative Roy and the state of Massachusetts who have made this possible for our students with disabilities.”