By Marianne Scott Rushville Republican
---- — For more than a year, all Rush County Schools have been on a new course of action for current and future energy consumption. A road map was put into place designed to touch on all facets of energy savings. Under the guidance of Tom Simpson, energy education specialist, Rush County Schools are seeing the results of flipping off a switch.
Simpson cited, “Each building is assessed on a weekly basis. As they continue to work on their energy efforts, we are seeing even greater savings.” Teachers and administrators have been making sure lights, computers and monitors are turned off at the end of the day. However, we have one building that has once again reached 100 percent compliance in their efforts to be energy efficient. These honors go to Mays Elementary School.
“We are so proud of our school as we are recognized again for being 100 percent energy efficient. This continues to be a joint effort between teachers and students. They have been (and continue to be) great support for each other in these efforts and can certainly take pride in this achievement,” Mrs. Nancy Schroeder, principal, said.
A cake indicating their Energy Audit success was delivered to Mays.
The Report Card on Energy Savings for Rush County Schools continues to be very good. The schools are not only saving dollars, but are also realizing some substantial environmental benefits.