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July 17, 2007 > New Haven Unified School District board briefs

New Haven Unified School District board briefs

Submitted By Rick LaPlante

The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved the installation of solar energy systems at Kitayama Elementary School and James Logan High School, which will become the second and third New Haven Unified schools to "go solar." Earlier this year, Conley-Caraballo High became the first school in Alameda County to be powered primarily by solar energy.

The solar systems, to be installed on classroom roofs at Kitayama and on the roof of the new Performing Arts Center and the 500 classroom wing at Logan, will cost $1.49 million each, less rebates and credits of $769,374 per project. Over 30 years, the expected energy savings is estimated at approximately $2.5 million per project, for a net savings of approximately $3.6 million.

Also on Tuesday night, the Board recognized and congratulated James Logan's forensics team for its performance at the National Forensic League tournament. Cameron Steele, who finished first in Humorous Interpretation, performed for the Board. Taron Grizzell and Karen Joshi, who finished first in Duo Interpretation, also were singled out for recognition.

The Board also:
- Approved a memorandum of understanding with Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center to provide health services at James Logan High.
- Approved an agreement with Kidango for a children's center at James Logan High.
- Approved the offering of 55 adult school courses in 2007-08.
Agendas of all Board of Education meetings and minutes of past meetings are available on the District website: www.nhusd.k12.ca.us.




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