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A former school bus has become the latest food truck in Denton, Texas.

Texas district converts school bus to a food truck

June 3, 2019
Culinary students from the Lagrone Advanced Technology Complex in Denton, Texas, will be selling their wares at area events.

The Denton (Texas) school district has converted one of its old school buses into a food truck that will peddle its wares at area events.

WFAA-TV reports that the Bus Stop Bistro was unveiled at last week's school board meeting.

The food truck is the brainchild of Tonhya Tivis, culinary arts instructor at the Lagrone Advanced Technology Complex in Denton, and Marcus Bourland, the school's principal.

"This was an opportunity to do something super innovative," Bourland says.

The goal is to give students a taste of the real world. Culinary students are preparing the food that is served on the bus, and students in architecture, automotive, engineering and welding programs used their skills to transform the school bus into a rolling restaurant.

 "So it was really the whole school coming together to develop something,” Bourland says.

The students plan to serve their food all over the district and at festivals throughout the North Texas area. District leaders hope the bistro will inspire other students to get involved and jump start a potential career.

"To see them light up when they see it, that's exactly what we wanted,” Bourland said. “Exactly what we wanted."

Video from WFAA-TV:

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