Athens Review, Athens, Texas

June 27, 2013

CRISD awarded heating, AC grant money

Joe Elerson
The Athens Review

Athens — CROSS ROADS — Cross Roads Independent School District was recently awarded a grant to help with heating and air conditioning costs from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

The grant was designed for Texas public schools to help in the renovation of older units.

CRISD Superintendent Clay Tompkins said they received notice of the grant recognition about a month ago.

The school was chosen to receive $60,335 from the State Energy Conservation Office to help with the installation of 12 units at the high school.

“Delana Newman coordinated the grant and Cole AC were the ones that put the units in for us,” Tompkins said. “I believe they are currently putting the units in and I am not sure if they have completed that or not.”

Tompkins said the installation of the new heating and air conditioning units was good to do in the summer months while kids are out of school and will help save some money in the school's budget next year.

“That was a quite sizable grant for us and those units were very old and would have needed to be replaced in the near future anyways,” Tompkins said. “It took that cost off of us and as far as I know, they are working towards getting the units replaced.”