Hemlock Public School District has a lot of things on the “to-do list,” but the district has worked creatively to address some of the needs through a partnership with Schneider Electric utilizing future energy saving that is guaranteed to complete current energy projects now.
Through the program with Schneider Electric, the district has address things like, LED lighting throughout the campus, electric improvements, boilers, software to reduce energy usage, static fans in larger spaces, building automation systems, energy-efficient water fountains, scoreboards, and improving seals in every building. The projects will help reduce the districts energy footprint and enhance the student experience.
Board Trustee David Messing said, “I am extremely proud of Superintendent Killingbeck with his ability to think outside the box. Our district faces some challenges, and his innovating thinking will help our district reach some of those goals. Utilizing future savings to pay for much-needed projects was a brilliant way to free up capital.”
Although the district has addressed some of the most immediate needs through this energy project, there are several items that the district will still need to address sometime shortly. Things like rooftop units at K.C. Ling, original windows at the high school along the courtyard, aging bus fleet, and aging roofs, continued needs with security and technology to name a few.
Superintendent Don Killingbeck said, “This is about student, parent, staff, and community experience. We want our facility to be comfortable, presented well, and ready for teachers to teach and student to learn.”