MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - $421,000 dollars and seven teachers saved, all because the Montgomery Public School community is doing its part to keep energy costs low.
"We couldn't be happier with what's going on with energy education," says Superintendent, Barbara Thompson.
Renee Summers teaches English at Loveless Academic Magnet School. Within a six month period, she and others across the system have helped reduce energy costs by almost a half million dollars meaning officials aren't forced to pull the plug on as many teachers.
"We turn our air conditioning off at night and just try to do those little things which apparently seems to be working out," says Summers.
It's just one of many bits of good news.
Board President Charlotte Meadows spoke candidly about positive feedback from parents at a school orientation.
It was for students who were relocated following the controversial school consolidation vote.
"I felt like a lot of the parents were very pleased with what they heard and what they saw. Just the demographics of the school...it looked like a school that people want to send their children to."
Meadows also shared news regarding the new east side high school location. Negotiations with landowners start this week with an aggressive plan to nail down a site.
"Certainly by the next meeting on the 26th," adds Meadows.
It's all progress Summers likes to see as her confidence in the school board grows.