This School is (going to be) Cool!
Fact: Schools spend A LOT of money to make you smart.
In my school district (Miami-Dade), they’re trying to come up with ways to save some of the $80 million they spend a year. Cutting back energy costs is one idea. Students are encouraged to help turn off all the computers in the school at the end of the day. Teachers turn off the lights to their classrooms when they leave. Schools will not be powered over the summer. And now, they’re dedicating a WHOLE SCHOOL to energy-saving-eco-friendliness.
The school will have three magnets:
Environmental Research and Field
Studies designed to seek solutions
to contemporary environmental
problems, including study of natural
Engineering Technology and
Robotics, resource conservation methods
to curb human impact on the environment,
as well as design and testing
of robotic solutions to diminish negative
Biomedical Research to identify and
study human health issues in changing environments,
working with healthcare professionals
on the most current techniques to
benefit individuals and their communities.
From what I’ve heard, the school is going to have really super awesome features such as a display in the main entrance lobby that shows just how much energy the school is using, comparing it to a regular school of the same size and photo sensor lights that will dim when natural light from windows is available. Also the school is supposed to use less AC and water.
You can bet I have my sights set on applying for YYY-1 (as the school is as of yet unnamed). I will be attending a meeting tomorrow night for more information.
Until then, has anyone ever heard of a school as fantastically wonderful as this one before?