Building and Grounds Management
Energy and Resource Conservation
National and individual state priorities have been directed toward
energy conservation efforts in order to conserve scarce resources.
In order to assist National and State efforts in this regard, as well
as to maximize School District resources devoted to instruction, it
shall be the goal of the District to conserve energy and resources
whenever possible without adversely affecting instructional programs.
Responsibility for the creation of energy and resource conservation
programs, which includes periodic reports to the Board of Education,
shall rest with the Superintendent of Schools.
It shall be the responsibility of the Building Principal to implement
specific recommendations for energy and resource conservation. It shall
also be the responsibility of each School District staff member and
other users to actively participate in implementing the operating
procedures to reduce energy and resource consumption. Active student
participation in reducing consumption shall also be encouraged.
The Superintendent or designee shall manage a program of energy and resource conservation for the District that includes:
- Periodic review of procurement procedures and specifications to
ensure that purchased products and supplies are reusable, durable, or
made from recycled materials, if economically and practically feasible.
- Purchasing recycled paper and paper products in amounts that will,
at a minimum, meet the specifications in The School Code, if
economically and practically feasible.
- Periodic review of procedures on the reduction of solid waste
generated by academic, administrative, and other institutional
functions. These procedures shall require recycling the District’s waste
stream, including landscape waste, computer repair, and white office
paper, if economically and practically feasible.
Adopted: September 8, 1997
Revised: March 19, 2012