My mother retired from the Plainfield School District in Indiana but keeps tabs on what happens there. The school district recently introduced measures to save on utility bills, including making sure people turned off the lights when no one was in the room.

Total Savings in One Year:

$340,000

Because of cost cutting measures that do not affect school programs, they face a deficit of just over $800K, which is better than most of the surrounding school districts. My mother did not save a specific news article but said she is certain about the dollar amounts.

I checked the school district’s Web site and here is what I found for more cost savings.