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FISD contemplates energy savings
FLORESVILLE -- A Dallas-based company is promising the Floresville Independent School District (ISD) that it could see a net savings of $3.9 million in energy costs over the next 10 years. This is according to a presentation that Marcus Laughlin, regional vice president of Energy Education, made before the district’s board at its May 15 meeting.
The company is proposing a four-year contract with a first-year implementation cost of $184,730. Laughlin said if the district’s energy savings realized are not equal to this amount or greater, Energy Education would refund the difference.
Laughlin said the savings would be achieved without purchasing new equipment. Rather, the district would retain its own energy education specialist, who would be trained by a company engineer. The specialist would work with Floresville ISD staff to devise and implement “organizational and behavioral changes” aimed at cutting energy costs.
The board voted unanimously to table the proposal, pending further review.
Also during the meeting, the board voted to renew two shared-services transportation contracts ahead of the 2012-13 school year. Floresville ISD will continue providing student transportation services to:
•Stockdale ISD, for an estimated cost of $339,850.
•Karnes City ISD, for an estimated cost of $516,545.
Floresville ISD board of trustees May 15 meeting
In attendance: Trustees Doug Shoemaker, Rachel Peña, Neysa Choate, Ryan Bippert, John Raabe, Freddy Carrillo, and Tom Ray, Superintendent Jerry Lee Hunkapiller, Deputy Superintendent Ken Barber, Assistant Superintendent Sherri Bays, Director of Special Programs Jackie Kutac, Director of Special Education Paige Fuller, Director of Maintenance Charles Bump, Office Manager Linnci Angle, and Superintendent’s Secretary Kim Cathey.
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