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Bethlehem Central School District talks energy

District officials also announced the launching of a new "energy management" portion on its Web site, http://bcsd.k12.ny.us/energymanagement/. The new Web page features information about district initiatives designed to reduce energy consumption and tips on environmental conservation; links to Web sites devoted to energy efficiency and "green" practices; and allows residents to contact the district's energy manager with questions and suggestions.

It also features energy management news and initiatives like the recycling efforts in the schools.

The Board of Education voted unanimously to join an energy-purchasing consortium coordinated by the Onondaga"Cortland-Madison BOCES.

By participating in the consortium, the district will be able to lock-in competitive energy costs for the long-term, which Tebanno said would help plan for energy costs. By being a member of the consortium the district will undergo a thorough and independent review of its energy costs for recent years.

By doing so, Tebbano said, it ensures that the participating districts spend only what it must on energy.""

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