Wisconsin Schools Taking Advantage of State Efficiency Funding

Schools get money for energy efficiency

Leader-Telegram, July 28, 2014

More Wisconsin school districts have begun to take advantage of a change in state law allowing them to borrow money to help fund energy efficient projects.

A total of 55 districts raised more than $23 million in property taxes without having to ask voters to approve a referendum, The Appleton Post-Crescent reported. The amount raised has nearly tripled since the previous year.

“The number of Wisconsin school districts, both large and small, that are taking advantage of this opportunity continues to increase each year,” said John O’Herron, Midwest regional manager for Schneider Electric, an international energy service company. “No matter the size or location of the district, one commonality among all is a shortage in the amount of funds available to solve their facility and operational needs.”

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