Governor Awards Three Local School Districts Education Grants

March 8, 2013 Updated Mar 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM EDT

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Governor Awards Three Local School Districts Education Grants

March 8, 2013 Updated Mar 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM EDT

Governor Cuomo awarded education grants to three local schools that found efficiency saving in their districts.

Lake Shore Central School was awarded $800,475 over three years for identifying a total of $889,416 in eligible cost-savings.

This was accomplished by consolidating and reducing central office administrative responsibilities and positions, achieving district-wide energy savings through an Energy Management Initiative with the installation of motion sensors and replacement of lighting and efficiencies in building capacity and consolidation, efficiencies in building capacity and consolidation, and reducing transportation costs by reorganizing bus routes

Williamsville Centrals School was awarded $629,904 over the next three years for identifying a total of $699,894 in eligible cost-savings.

This was accomplished by reducing transportation costs by reorganizing bust route, reducing maintenance and fuel efficiencies and streamline maintenance schedules, and introducing the use of GPS to monitor routes.

Cheektowaga Central School was awarded $141,361 over three years for identifying a total of $162,623 in eligible cost-savings. This was accomplished by consolidating central office administrative responsibilities and positions and reducing transportation costs by reorganizing and eliminating bus routes.

The grants serve as models to other districts in the area.