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Mercer Island School District recipient of $464,000 energy grant
The Mercer Island School District was one of only 42 districts across the state to receive an award that will implement infrastructure and building systems improvements to yield energy operational cost savings districtwide. According to Dean Mack, Executive Director of Business Services for MISD, the grant will be used to help with the costs of acquiring new lighting and boiler replacement at Mercer Island High School, and centralized boiler controls. The final grant award is contingent upon submitting an executed contract for design and construction services.
The Washington state Legislature provided the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) with funding for school facilities, through the capital budget, to administer this competitive grant program for energy operational savings in K-12 school facilities.
Gary Plano, superintendent of MISD, said, “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, and the commitment of the community-wide Green Team to generate energy cost-saving ideas in our district. Thank you to all.”