Saving money by saving energy at Rockingham County schools
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C.–As natural gas and electric costs rise, Rockingham County schools are keeping their energy bills low by following an energy management program.
The program covers everything from using energy efficient lights, to building schools that use solar power to provide hot water and light.
Superintendent Dr. Rodney Shotwell says the money the school system is saving goes right back into the schools.
“When textbook money was put back, we had money here. When instructional money been cut back in the past, we had local dollars here to make up the difference.”
He adds that since money is being put back into the schools, tax payers have not been asked to make up budget shortfalls.
A review of the 2011-2012 fiscal year shows the school system saved $540,000 by using the program.
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