About 10 percent of the cost of the December proposal was cut in the March proposal, most notably LED gym lights at both schools. But Hebert said that the gym lighting would be addressed at some point by the district, either in the next capital proposal or in a yearly budget.
“We’re always looking at ways to reduce our energy costs,” he said.
Hebert said that extending the voting hours to morning made a huge difference with the turnout. The previous vote began at noon while this one started at 7 a.m. before the day-time storm froze.
"I did hear a lot of people comment that they were glad we added the morning hours," he said. "I think a lot of people decided to vote early in case the weather got worse."