By Tim Kowols
Luxemburg-Casco School District is investing in their future while making some upgrades to their buildings. For the last year, the school district has partnered with Nexus Solutions to find ways their buildings can invest in some energy-saving improvements. Thanks to a law signed by Governor Scott Walker in 2011, school districts like Luxemburg-Casco can use these energy savings to help pay for the improvements without directly asking taxpayers for help. Superintendent Glen Schlender says the law also allows them to spread those savings out over 20 years, so something as simple as new lights can go even further.
Some additional work using those energy savings dollars may also be done next summer as well. Schlender says talks are beginning about potentially introducing a referendum question for next spring to help fund additional projects such as upgraded fitness facilities.