C.L. Jones Middle School students will return to school this Fall to a new HVAC system that will improve the learning environment and save the district money. The project is one the Board of Education has been planning to tackle for some time.
“The board had been talking about this a number of years and as they completed the high school, this was one of the projects they put on my radar,” Superintendent Jim Widdifield said. “With that said, it was pretty obvious we needed to take care of it due to the amount of power we were using and the cost to the district to use that much power.”
Looking at bills and doing a comparison analysis of the power usage of the three schools revealed the middle school was one of the biggest consumers of power in the district even though it isn’t the largest building. One major factor in the power consumption at the middle school was the age of the HVAC equipment.
see July 7 Courier for full story