Energy Costs and Schools a concern for all!

During the 4/24 Milford Board of Education meeting the public was updated as to how the school district has worked to control the costs for energy in all areas of the district. Using the new district policy as a guideline the administration, staff, and students of the district are working to “take a leadership role in developing a realistic energy ethic and awareness of energy needs”. To date through continued conservation the following has been achieved:
1. Decreased electric usage in 2006 by 3.7% or 146,766 KWH over the same time last year.
2. Decreased Propane costs and usage of $3557.00 and 6543 gallons over 2005.
3. Decrease in Fuel oil of $16,980 and 29,316 gallons.
4. A decrease in Natural gas usage and water/sewer discharge.
Yet because of current circumstances the costs for electric have increased 34.2% or $111,704.00. Also city sewer/water costs and Natural gas costs have increased by 2% & 14.7% respectively.
So for all the good work of everyone in the district, costs continue to climb and put the financial health of the district at risks. A message to the members of the State of Delaware Department of Education, State Legislation, and Governors Office would be that all schools in the state will continue to need help with Energy costs and taking back funds each year is not the way to fund education. Maybe Delaware should take a lesson from North Carolina who recently began to conduct a lottery game whose proceeds go only towards education!


About Gary M Wolfe

The Author spent 10 years as a member of the Milford Delaware Board Of Education, and is currently seeking the 18th Senatorial seat in the Delaware Legislature.
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3 Responses to Energy Costs and Schools a concern for all!

  1. I thought, I was the only wolf howling in the wind !! The only way we’re going take back public schools is demand a seat at the table of real shared decision making involving policy making. Lottery Game sounds great ! Kick up the cigarette another 20 cents. Better yet dump the referedum process and hold the leigslators 100% responsible for school funding. These unfunded state mandates need to end !

    Thank you for adding me to your links ! I do the same for you.

  2. Wolfe Gary says:

    Why not dump the process they did it for the vocational schools who don’t go to referendum.

  3. Kilroy Was Here says:

    Good point ! All seems to be well with votechs !
    With all the specialized charter schools popping up thats not a bad idea !

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