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8.90 Energy Management Conservation

8.90 Energy Management Conservation

Chapter 8.00: Auxiliary Services




I. As the School Board of the Okeechobee County Schools, we believe it to be our responsibility to insure that every effort is made to conserve energy and natural resources while exercising sound financial management.

II. The implementation of this policy is the joint responsibility of the Board members, administrators, teachers, students, and support personnel, and its success is based on cooperation at all levels.

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

IV. The principal will be accountable for energy management on his/her campus with energy audits being conducted and conservation program outlines being updated. Judicious use of the various energy systems of each campus will be the joint responsibility of the principal and head custodian to ensure that an efficient energy posture is maintained on a daily basis.

V. To ensure the overall success of the energy management program, the following specific areas of emphasis will be adopted:

A. Every student and employee will be expected to contribute to energy efficience in the District. Every person will be expected to be an energy saver as well as an energy consumer.

B. Effective immediately, all unnecessary lighting in unoccupied areas will be turned off.

All lights will be turned off when students and teachers leave school. Custodians will turn on lights only in the areas in which they are working.

C. Energy management on his/her campus will be made a part of the principal’s annual


D. The head custodian at each school will be responsible for a complete and total shutdown of the facility when closed each evening.

E. Within sixty (60) days, administrative guidelines will be adopted that will be the

“rules of the game” in implementing our energy program.

VI. The School Board of Okeechobee County Schools directs the Superintendent and/or his/her agents to develop short and long range strategies in the areas of facilities management and curriculum development dealing with energy awareness and conservation.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1000.41, 1001.42, F.S.


HISTORY: Adopted: 03/09/2004

Revision Date(s):

Formerly: G-49