WF Teachers to Pay to Plug in

Published 01/18 2012 12:59PM

Updated 01/18 2012 07:01PM

The Wichita Falls School District needs to reduce electric use by 5 percent because of state mandates. The annual electric bill for the district is about $2-million. To save, Superintendent George Kanzanas has informed teachers that next fall they will face fees for personal appliances like lamps, heaters, coffee pots and so on. He says if the items are used for instructional purposes there will not be charges.

Kazanas is asking teachers to either consolidate appliances, unplug them if possible when they're not in use or remove them this semester.

District officials say there are about 1700 personal appliances in the district, and later this spring the superintendent will conduct a re-count before determining a fee structure for having them in the classroom.

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