Voters in the Cato-Meridian school district on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a resolution that will see the state provide an additional 10 percent in aid toward the $2.4 Million in upgrades to energy performance in the district’s buildings.
The Citizen reports state aid will increase to 88 percent of the project cost. The district will bond for its share of the expenses, but the bond will be covered through savings in energy costs over the next 15 years.
The upgrades to insulation, lighting and HVAC systems in the elementary, middle and high schools are expected to save the district about $144,000 annually. District Superintendent Terry Ward has said in the past the improvements will not raise taxes.