CENTERBURG — Monday’s meeting of the Centerburg school board was short, sweet and largely routine, Treasurer Ellen Scott said Tuesday.
The not-so-routine part included a discussion and subsequent approval of a solar power arrangement with Solar Advocate.
“I’m pretty excited about this,” said Superintendent Mike Hebenthal. “As far as I can tell, we’re one of the first schools in the state doing this, and there’s very few in the country. Solar Advocate pays for everything; the system is estimated to cost $4 or $5 million. It will produce about 80 percent of our power. They are a producer, so we buy it from them at a reduced rate from what we would get from AEP.”