Central Dauphin School District Saves $1.4 Million With Energy Program

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Remember when your parents told you “when not in use, save the juice” when they reminded you to turn off the lights when leaving a room?Central Dauphin School District has been doing that for more than two years — and it’s paying off.

The district, which raised property taxes 3.3 percent this year, furloughed teachers and staff members and cut some programs to achieve a balanced budget, recently received some good financial news.

The district’s energy education program has saved Central Dauphin $1.4 million since April 2010, Mike Hillenbrand, district energy education specialist, told the school board.

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