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MCS receives 'green schools grant' from state

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Nashville – Murfreesboro City Schools has been awarded $120,000 in grant incentive funds from Tennessee's Energy Efficient Schools Initiative, State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced Thursday.  

“This grant will save taxpayer money by helping with school utility costs,” Tracy said. “I know our schools need every dollar that can be squeezed as their budgets are very tight.”

The $120,000 grant will be used to install an energy efficient HVACs at Cason Lane Academy and  Erma Siegel Elementary School.

The General Assembly is recognized for the legislation that is assisting all school districts to become more energy efficient, resulting in lower operating costs and creating a healthier and safer learning environment.  

The initiative is also retaining and creating jobs in Tennessee, both in the manufacturing sector in Tennessee as well as equipment vendors, contract labor for equipment installation, local equipment sales, etc.  

For more information about the Energy Efficient Schools Initiative, visit www.tn.gov/eesi.

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December 02, 2010 at 9:29pm
Throwing away our tax dollars. This is a totally useless expenditure of our tax dollars. This money should be returned to the people. STUPID
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