Energy optimization proposal, new staff hires prominent in June BOE meeting

Ten years ago, the New Richmond Exempted Village School District partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA to upgrade lighting, HVAC systems and a host of other projects throughout the district.

At the June meeting of the NREVSD Board of Education, another potential collaboration between the district and the group was shared with the board.

Energy Optimizers’ latest report highlighted a five-aspect, $1.2 million project that could save the district as much as $520,000 over the next 20 years.

The proposal calls for the replacement of old interior fluorescent lighting and any non-LED exterior lighting with LED lights. In all, approximately 3,095 interior lights would be replaced across the high school and central office alone. Twenty-eight exterior lights would be updated at those two locations.

The plans also would see the district replace two existing boilers at the high school with one new condensing boiler. The boilers at the high school have been in service since 1964. A third boiler was replaced 10 years ago.

Two additional boilers, both located at Locust Corner Elementary, would also be replaced.

No action was taken regarding this potential project at the June meeting. A decision on how many, if any, of the recommendations would be implemented has not been made

Lynch named new NRMS Assistant Principal/AD

Jason Lynch was officially hired as New Richmond Middle School’s new assistant principal/athletic director. Read more about Mr. Lynch’s academic and coaching career here.

Handbooks, math curriculum, tuition schedule approved 

Handbooks for the elementary, middle and high schools were all officially approved at the June meeting along with a coaches’ handbook. The tuition rates for preschool were also finalized. All of those documents are available online via BoardDocs.

The new math curricula at the primary and secondary levels was also approved by the board at the June meeting. Read more about that process here.

Next Meeting

Wednesday, July 5 - Curriculum & Instruction Committee (3 p.m.)

Monday, July 17 - Regular Meeting (5 p.m. executive Session, 6 p.m. public session)

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