SALISBURY — With the looming state and local budget cuts, school systems across North Carolina are looking for cost-savings wherever possible. Some have already found success and want to energize other school systems to take similar actions.
EduCon, a Winston-Salem based energy conservation consulting company, works with school systems to reduce energy consumption and costs, which in most cases is the second highest line-item in a school system’s budget.
“Energy costs continue to increase and account for a large percentage of every school system’s budget,” said EduCon President Nelson Jessup. “The reduction in energy costs will free up local dollars to address other critical school system needs during these tough economic times.”
Jessup, a former teacher and administrator, is highly experienced with school systems and knows the challenges they face when trying to balance a budget or find sufficient local funding for programs that are in jeopardy of being cut.
EduCon has helped the Rowan-Salisbury School System facilitate savings of more than $5 million — 19 percent— during a period of seven years. These savings were achieved without sacrificing safety and comfort or having a negative impact on programs.
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