State Announces Funding for Energy Efficiency and Facility Upgrades at Riverside School District

August 10, 2018 - 2:34 pm
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Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for the Riverside School District in Lackawanna County for significant energy efficiency and facility upgrades to several buildings within the district.

“Investing in our schools to provide a good education for our children in safe and secure classrooms is one of my top priorities,” said Governor Wolf. “This project will help the Riverside School District to make safety improvements, while expanding the use of energy efficient equipment that will help to reduce costs to taxpayers.”

Riverside School District was approved for a $500,000 grant for lighting upgrades, building envelope improvements, and HVAC improvements at the elementary school. Additionally, a new front entrance will be designed and built for the high school and new energy-efficient lights will be added at the all-purpose football field to improve lighting conditions.

“The approval of this grant by Governor Wolf comes at a great time for Riverside School District officials who will be able to leverage the money for long-term cost savings through overall facility improvements,” said state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Lackawanna. “This will benefit students, teachers and most importantly local taxpayers.”

In addition to lowering energy consumption and costs to Riverside School District taxpayers, the project will also address safety concerns with improved lighting fixtures and sidewalks at school facilities.

Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.

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