Vacaville schools to explore districtwide energy plan

By From page A4 | March 19, 2014

VACAVILLE — The Vacaville School District is looking to explore energy savings partially by tapping into state energy efficiency money that could reach $650,000 each year for five years.

In order to do this, district staff is asking the governing board for approval to do a request for proposal process in order to find an energy services consultant to help develop at districtwide energy plan that complies with Proposition 39 of 2012.

The Proposition 39 program provides energy projects to local districts for five years, from 2013-14 through 2017-18. Funding is based on average daily attendance and the free-and-reduced lunch enrollment.

While this is a grant program, staff reports state that funding or the level of funding is not guaranteed each year. The district currently spends more than $1 million yearly on electricity, natural gas and water.

The Vacaville School District governing board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Educational Services Center, 401 Nut Tree Road.

Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swinlowdr.


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