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Central Plains goes green

POSTED: November 18, 2011 7:00 a.m.

The Central Plains school district is in the process of going green.
Superintendent Steve Woolf answered questions at the USD 112 school board meeting Monday night concerning the installation of a wind tower at Central Plains High School in Claflin. The tower was brought up when school board members asked about the $7,000 invoice for the tower.
Woolf explained the majority of the tower’s cost would be reimbursed back to the district by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He said the cost of the concrete pad would be borne by the district, with the City of Claflin digging the hole for the tower and a contractor from Wilson pouring the concrete.
“It will be an efficient way to cut our utility costs,” Woolf said. “Any electricity that we don’t use will be sold to the power company. By law, electrical companies have to purchase any overage, although not at the price they charge us.”

Pick up a copy of the Nov. 17, 2011, edition of the I-R for much more on the USD 112 school board meeting.

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