School makes one improvement to save thousands of dollars

New thermostat will save Holcomb schools money
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

HOLCOMB, MO (KAIT) - The Holcomb School District is getting some improvements across the campus that will save the school some money.

A new, computerized thermostat system is expected to save the school thousands of dollars.

That money will then go toward resources their students need.

Superintendent Ashley McMillian said they will install a thermostat in every classroom. They will all be controlled from a single computer.

The system will save the school money because it will automatically reset the thermostats to a default temperature if teachers forget to reset them at the end of the day.

McMillian said officials expect the new system to save the district $119,000 in 10 years.

"We are going to have to spend money on textbooks in the next few years for sure and this is money we can put towards that," McMillian said.

He said there are other things the district could also use the money for, like technology and other supplies.

The system was bought with a grant and will be installed during Christmas break.

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