Education briefs

August 06, 2003|by DAVE McMILLION

School board hears energy savings pitch

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A spokesman for an energy consulting firm from Texas told the Jefferson County Board of Education Tuesday night his company can save Jefferson County Schools $1.8 million in utility bills over seven years.

Energy costs in schools can be reduced in a number of ways, from simple practices such as turning off computers when they are not in use to analyzing the way meals are prepared, said Michael J. Bitar of Energy Education Inc., of Wichita Falls, Texas.

The efforts can compute into large savings when the entire school district is taken into consideration, Bitar said.

Energy Education would be paid $379,200 for a 48-month contract.

The school board did not act on the proposal.

Superintendent says principal will retire

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town Middle School Principal Larry Mullin has decided to retire, Superintendent of Schools R. Steven Nichols said Tuesday.


Nichols informed the Jefferson County Board of Education of Mullin's decision.

In addition to teaching school, Mullin has been interested in local history.

He wrote a book in 1974 about C. Broadway Rouss, a savvy New York City merchant who donated $1,500 in 1896 for the construction of a new Independent Fire Hall in Charles Town.

The building recently was renovated.

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