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Ludlow Schools Improve in State Energy Rankings

Ludlow Independent Schools moved up dramatically in the Kentucky School Board Association District Energy Rankings.

Ludlow moved from 163 to 70 in 2017, Superintendent Michael Borchers announced this month.

Two summers ago, the district installed a new HVAC system at Mary A. Goetz Elementary School, and four summers ago, a new HVAC system was installed at Ludlow High School.

The district also installed new lights, including automatic ones, in common areas.

Randy Wofford, the district's director of maintenance, maintains a central control where he is able to double-check that no lights are on when schools are empty and that the temperature is controlled.

Additionally, Borchers discussed a new app that all teachers have downloaded to their phones, allowing them to send an alert during an emergency situation.

During the recent teacher advocacy demonstrations in Frankfort, Ludlow teachers opted to gather together with high school principal Travis Caudill to talk about students' posting to social media responsibly, Borchers said. 

-Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor