6000 - Support Services

6530 Resource Conservation

The board is committed to making resource conservation an integral part of the school system’s operation and to providing an example to students and the community of responsible stewardship of natural resources. All employees are directed to conserve energy in the areas of heating, cooling and lighting of facilities, use of hot water and other material resources, and the operation of all board equipment and vehicles.

The superintendent shall establish programs that will help the school system meet the following board goals:

1. integrating the concept of resource conservation, including waste reduction and recycling, into the curriculum;

2. reducing the consumption of consumable materials whenever possible;

3. fully utilizing all materials prior to disposal;

4. minimizing the use of non-biodegradable products whenever possible;

5. purchasing recycled products when financially viable; and

6. encouraging suppliers, both private and public, to make recyclable products and unbleached paper products available for purchase by public schools.

Legal References:
G.S. 115C-36
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Adopted:
Last Updated:
Monday, 09 January 2012