ECF – Energy Management & Conservation Policy

The ConVal School Board believes that every effort should be made to conserve energy and natural resources while exercising sound financial management. Energy systems include, but are not limited to, electricity, heating oil, liquid propane gas, gasoline, and water.

The implementation of this policy is the joint responsibility of the ConVal School Board, District administrators, teachers, support personnel, and students. Its success is based on cooperation at all levels.

The ConVal School Board and the Superintendent will provide leadership in developing an awareness of energy needs and costs, and will support short- and long-range strategies in the areas of facilities management, energy awareness, and conservation.

Key expectations to maximize energy conservation within the School District include the following:

1. The School District will maintain accurate records of energy consumption and cost, and will provide information to the local media on the goals and progress of the energy conservation program.

2. Each school principal will be responsible for adhering to energy management in his/her school, and will support energy audits and conservation programs. Judicious use of the various energy systems of each school will be the joint responsibility of the principal, staff, and facilities personnel to ensure that an efficient energy posture is maintained on a daily basis.

3. Students and employees will be expected to contribute toward energy efficiency targets within the District.

4. Custodial and school staff members are responsible for ensuring that all nonessential equipment (lights, machines, energy-using equipment, etc.) has been turned off each evening.

5. The Superintendent or designee will maintain administrative guidelines to be followed in implementing an ongoing energy conservation program.

Category: R

See Also Policy ECF-R

1st Read:  May 3, 2011

2nd Read:  June 7, 2011

Adoption: June 7, 2011