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San Angelo ISD receives rebate from infrastructure improvement project

The district received a check for $26,182 Monday, Feb. 8 from Schneider Electric.
Credit: San Angelo Independent School District

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Independent School District announced Thursday it received a rebate in the amount of $26,182 Monday, Feb. 8 as a result of an improvement infrastructure project.

According to an SAISD press release, the rebate resulted from noteworthy savings achieved by the district and Schneider Electric in a successful, ongoing infrastructure improvement project.

Schneider Electric has a department devoted to working with utility companies to identify rebates and grants related to efficiencies created through improvement projects, the release said.

The electric company then returned 100% of the rebates and grants from the infrastructure improvement project to the district.

SAISD and Schneider Electric partnered in January 2020 when it began working on a comprehensive infrastructure improvement project. The project would replace aging infrastructure and increase efficiency at two campuses, Glenn Middle School and Lincoln Middle School.

"Classroom comfort is very important in the education of our students,"  Jason Henry, Director of Purchasing for SAISD said. "Working with Schneider Electric and AEP has improved our current energy .efficiency program.

The infrastructure improvement project will allow the district to tackle critical infrastructure issues without a bond issue or tax increase for the San Angelo community, the release said.

Improvements across district middles school buildings include upgrading heating and cooling systems and updating the Building Automation Systems.

For more information about the San Angelo Independent School District, visit saisd.org or follow the district's social media pages.