The Hoquiam School District will spend over $600-thousand on energy efficient and safety upgrades in the coming months. School Superintendent Mike Parker tells KBKW “Lincoln Elementary is going to get the bulk of the work. We’re going to put in brand new windows, new lighting in the multipurpose room. The High School [HVAC] system is going to get retrofitted. We’re going to put new parking lot lights out there [at the High School], as a way to increase safety and save energy.
The school board recently accepted a $200,000 energy efficiency grant from the state, the work is expected to be complete by the beginning of the coming school year.