Some improvements are being made on the heating/cooling and lighting at La Grande Schools which should be completed sometime in September. A 3.3 million dollar loan was taken out to make the improvements. Superintendent George Mendoza spoke about what schools will get improvements.
“All of the elementary schools will have air conditioning, the upstairs of the Middle and High Schools will have air conditioning. Still, need to get more funding to have air conditioning downstairs for the Middle and High Schools. We wanted to wait until we have another 700 or 800 thousand dollars, so we can do that as a stand-alone project.”
The projected savings will be approximately 130 thousand less in energy cost. Last year 70 thousand dollars were spent on repairs.