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Improvements underway at Canton R-V Schools

With school out, that means improvements are underway at Canton R-V schools that school officials said could mean more money from the school budget ends up in the classroom.

School officials said crews are working on replacing old florescent lights with new energy-efficient LED ones, removing the parts of the old heating and cooling systems ahead of a planned upgrade, masonry work, and they plan to get started on roof upgrades shortly. School officials said the lighting upgrades alone could save the district $4,000-5,000 a year on utilities.

“All that money goes back into the classroom, so that’s money we can free up and instead of paying utility bills we can go back and buy classroom resources and help the students in our district,” said Canton R-V Schools Superintendent Jesse Uhlmeyer.

School officials said much of the work being done is deferred maintenance projects, part of the capital improvement project through Proposition K.I.D.S. passed by voters during the last election.

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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