Submitted by Lopez Island Electric School Bus Team. Lopez Island School District (LISD) will be starting the 2022-23 school year with a new electric school bus! The new electric school bus was purchased with a $325,000 grant from the Washington Department of Ecology that covers the cost difference between an all-electric bus and a comparable diesel bus. LISD was one of 22 school districts in the state that received funding towards an electric school bus under the program. The team has been meeting since April 2019 to explore the costs of an electric school bus and pursue grant opportunities.