Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Message 1/15/20

USV Community,
 

As many of you have heard by now, we are in the early stages of exploring the placing of solar panels on all or part of the school owned 644 acres through a Solar Lease and Easement Agreement with Invenergy.  This is an exciting financial opportunity for the Upper Scioto Valley School District.  However, there are some areas of concern that need to be addressed during these early stages of exploration

One of these concerns, raised at the USV Board Meeting on Monday, January 13, was the toxic chemicals used to create these panels.  On the school website there is an independent research study completed by TUV Rheinland of North America.

This study was completed on solar panels being placed on a project in North Carolina by Invenergy.  The panels placed in Hardin County and the school’s 644 acres would not be the exact brand as the ones tested.  They would be “substantially similar” to those tested.

Here is the link to this study:

http://www.usvschools.org/SolarInfo.aspx

Educationally,

Craig M. Hurley

Craig M. Hurley

Superintendent

Care about ALL kids!

“It is a Great Day to Learn”

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