Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Putnam Schools Get $210,000 Grant

The Putnam County school system has received more than $210,000 as part of the Energy Efficient Schools Initiative. That word today from EESI director Ron Graham. Tennessee’s General Assembly passed the Initiative in 2008 to provide funds to K-12 schools for energy efficiency projects. The school system can qualify for up to $22 per student, depending on the project. Schools director Dr. Kathleen Airhart says Putnam County's project will be to replace lighting in several schools with more energy efficient units.