OLD?FORT - New Treasurer Jaime Pearson hasn't taken long to look into possible savings for Old Fort School District. At the board meeting Monday night, she encouraged the board to investigate changing electric providers, which could cut electricity cost by as much as half.
She also pointed out the district is paying a monthly fee on a loan that could be paid off with funds available, saving the district further interest fees.
Pearson also suggested investing some of the school's money, as it currently is earning only .08 percent interest, and could earn much as three times that.
She assured board members any investment would have minimum risk, as government entities who invest can not, by law, lose the principal investment.
Superintendent Jude Meyer suggested looking into the possibility of heating the school through gas instead of electricity. The school was built on a gas line, which is rare for a school district. Meyer also pointed out the inefficiency of gym lights, a problem exacerbated by how often the school's gym is used for open gym times and club teams.
No decisions were made regarding cost-cutting measures, but it's expected they will be discussed at the Oct. 10 meeting.
The Athletic Booster's Scavenger Hunt is to take place Oct. 13.