BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - Two years ago, the Batesville School District became the first in the state to switch to solar energy. Now, a star is shining a national spotlight on the program.
Jeanne Roepcke, EAST facilitator at Batesville Charter High School, and Megan Renihan, communications coordinator for the district, appeared Thursday, Jan. 7, on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
The solar plant has generated tens of thousands of dollars each month which Roepcke and Renihan said have been poured back into teachers’ salaries.
They noted that Clarkson, whose mother is a retired teacher, liked the idea of “saving money through the sunshine.”
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” airs weekdays at 3 p.m. on KAIT-ABC.