Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education, a West Ashley charter school for students with multiple and severe disabilities, has received a donation of a new, custom bus to trasnport children in wheelchairs.

Palmetto Moon and the Bishop Family Foundation donated the bus, which will be the second for the school. Transportation is one of the school’s biggest expenses.

“Specialized vehicles can be expensive; therefore, many families have to rely on others to help or pay for outside assistance,” Nikki Dickens, director of stewardship and advancement at Pattison’s Academy. “This new bus helps relieve that hassle.”

In January, vandals damaged the school’s sole bus by opening up a fire extinguisher inside of it.