Waverly School District gets creative to save hundreds of thousands

Waverly School District gets creative to save hundreds of thousands

As we come back to school, central Illinois schools continue to struggle financially.

Now, many districts are looking for ways to save money, including the Waverly School District.

One way is through LED lights.

This summer the school district installed them in all three schools.

This allows the schools to be brighter, but it also saves money.

The district expects to save $250,000 in the next 20 years.

This is because the lights last around 20 years, so the district has less maintenance fees.

Also, the school district only spent $20,000 getting the lights installed.

This is because Ameren picked up more than half of the tab.

"I will return my money on that in less than two years,” said Superintendent Dustin Day, with the Waverly School District.

The Waverly School District resumes class on Monday.

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