Thursday, January 21, 2010

Camas School District is working to save taxpayer dollars

Several cost-reducing practices and programs have been put into place to leverage resources and stretch taxpayer dollars. The Capital Projects team was recently awarded an energy efficiency grant from the state which would bring an additional $330,000 to upgrade the district’s HVAC systems. Many other energy-efficient programs have already been put into place that will save the district roughly $200,000 this year. The district’s Operations Department, led by Bryan McGeachy, has implemented a full-scale energy savings plan. A daily classroom checklist reminds staff to turn off the lights, shut down computers and equipment, close curtains and blinds. Staff are no longer allowed to bring in microwaves, portable refrigerators or heaters for their classrooms.