Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

7460 - ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONSERVATION

The Board of Education embraces energy conservation and believes it to be our responsibility to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to conserve energy and natural resources while exercising sound financial management.

We recognize the importance of adopting an energy management and conservation policy in order to govern this program. We also affirm the implementation of this policy will be the joint responsibility of the Board, administration, faculty, staff, students, support personnel, and Energy Education. Success is based on cooperation at all levels.

Each campus will maintain accurate records of energy consumption and cost of energy and will provide verifiable performance information to the Board and administrations of the various institutions in the Decatur County Community Schools on the goals and progress of the energy conservation program.

The designated campus administrator will be accountable for energy management on his/her campus with energy audits being conducted and feedback provided by the energy educator/manager teams.

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

 A.Energy education will administer its energy conservation and management program primarily through the energy educator/manager teams and administrators.

 B.The Board expects all personnel at each campus to make a positive contribution to maximize energy conservation and produce real energy savings.

 C."Energy Guidelines" will be adopted that define the "rules of engagement" in implementing our energy program.

Further, to promote a safe, healthy learning environment and to complement the energy management program, each campus shall review and adhere to the preventive maintenance and monitoring plan administered by the campus physical plant for its facilities and systems, including HVAC, building envelope, and moisture management.

The Board bears responsibility for overseeing the operations and fiscal responsibilities of each institution under its governance.

The Board embraces energy conservation and desire for the Decatur County Community Schools to become nationwide institutional leaders in energy management and conservation as part of our social responsibility to respect our natural resources.

The Board also recognizes how a dedicated energy conservation and management program is in keeping with the values ascribed by our land grant mission.

The Board has engaged Energy Education, to use its expertise to develop and implement a comprehensive, people-based conservation program across the Decatur County Community Schools.

The Board directs the Superintendent at each member institution and his/her agents to develop and implement short and long range strategies to maximize energy conservation.

Adopted 11/12/08