Energy efficient lighting and heating could pay off big for the Kings Park School District according to information presented at Thursday evening’s board of education meeting.
The district is considering an energy performance plan that takes existing budgeted utility costs and reallocates them into energy saving capital improvements without a tax increase.
A bond would be used to pay for the $8 million cost, but no outlay of money for the district would be necessary and the district is expected to net $5 million in savings.
“We would get money through state aid, rebates through LIPA and through energy savings,” said Susan Agruso, district superintendent. “We should spend less and that difference should be more than enough, along with state aid to cover the payment.”
Boilers would be replaced at which is on steam heat and at , along with more efficient lighting at the schools and computer controlled systems that would allow for better energy conservation.
“It gets us a lot of the work we need done,” said Agruso. “We don’t have to add to the budget and there is no tax increase.”