Students at Girdler and G.R. Hampton elementary schools are the first to receive “green” for going “green” from the Knox County Schools’ energy management committee.
Both schools were presented with a check totaling $500 during the August 28, 2012 Board of Education meeting to use to enhance student learning.
The checks are the first phase of the new “Energy Rewards” program approved by the Board in July. The program is designed to recognize schools that show a reduction in energy consumption over a period of time.
Girdler and G.R. Hampton both received a check as part of the rewards program based on their total reduction during the 2011-2012 school year compared to 2010-2011.
The next “Energy Reward”, totaling $1,000, will be presented in January and will go to the school that reduces their energy consumption the most between July and December compared to the past two years data.