Barbourville Independent School took a step toward the future this week. The school received their first electric school bus with the help of a grant they applied for last year. The bus was over $390,000, but with the grant and after including all of the possible safety upgrades on the bus, the school district only paid a little over $50,000. Barbourville Independent School District Superintendent Dennis Messer said it was a team effort to make it happen. Principal of Barbourville Independent School, Brian Carey, said this upgrade will not only help the district save money on fuel costs but also provide a unique opportunity for students.