TROY - The Troy Area School Board recently moved forward with an energy savings project it has been contemplating this year.

At a previous meeting this month, the school board approved the project at a cost of $4.4 million.

District Superintendent W. Charles Young said it has a guaranteed full payback in energy savings over 20 years.

The district approved the project with the McClure Co.

Young said the project would affect every building in the district "in one way or another," except the administration building.

At some buildings, the energy savings measures are more extensive, he noted.

The most extensive work will be done at W.R. Croman Primary School, according to Young.

The school will get a new heating system, replacement of piping, and new boilers.

Currently, the district is making arrangements for funding of the project, he said.

The board has discussed the matter this year.

In February, the board met for a buildings and grounds committee meeting to talk with representatives of the McClure Co., Shayne Homan and Christopher Stultz.

Also, board members decided to not go forward with energy savings work on the administration building on Elmira Street.

Board members didn't want to put money into the building, because it also needs other work, which district maintenance supervisor David Blair said is extensive.

One suggestion discussed was building a new administration building, but Blair said following the committee meeting that nothing final has been decided.

When asked for comment, Blair said the existing building wasn't designed as an office building, and doesn't accommodate this purpose well.

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