Archive for Thursday, January 15, 2004

Basehor board approves energy audit

January 15, 2004

Tempted by savings of $600,000, the Basehor-Linwood School Board has hired an Overland Park company to oversee an energy audit for each school in the district.

In its meeting Monday, Jan. 12, the board unanimously approved hiring TAC, Americas of Overland Park to complete the detailed audit. The deal is pending the approval of the contract by the school district's attorney, the board voted.

TAC, Americas is the same company that performed a preliminary energy audit in 2003.

The audit included a review of the district's utility bills for the last two years and an analysis of equipment at each school in the district.

It revealed the school district could potentially save $600,000 over a 15-year span by implementing changes suggested by the audit.

Don Swartz, director of building operations, said awarding the detailed audit came down toTAC and Chevron/Texaco.

The school board nodded TAC's way because of the company's previous work history with school districts such as Santa Fe Trail, Perry-Lecompton and Chanute.

In other action, the school board:

  • Approved revisions to the math curriculum. The new curriculum uses Kansas state assessment testing standards and benchmarks as its foundation.

The board recognized 11 math teachers Monday night for their work revising the curriculum.

  • Renewed its National School Boards Association membership.
  • Approved and deleted board policies.
  • Approved hiring a fifth-grade classroom aide for Basehor Elementary School.
  • Approved hiring a second-grade classroom aide for Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.

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