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Energy costs may force school cuts

School Board members are concerned by early numbers which show the massive savings on energy costs last year are nowhere to be found this year.
“Have we been so successful in that first year that we’re becoming lax now?” asked School Board chairman Bill Zechman after a report by building and grounds supervisor Donnie Caldwell which revealed increases in energy use at most schools.
The revelation came after the school system reduced its energy use significantly during the 2011-12 school year, saving the system $152,000. The reduction was accomplished by simply modifying behavior by doing things like turning ...

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