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
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.