School District 71 is wasting electricity and our taxpayer dollars and causing light pollution.
We just had Earth Hour about electrical conservation. We live out back of Huband Elementary School where the entire school is lit up like a federal prison 20 hours a day, seven days a week.
Here is a school that is empty after 3:30 with a gated parking lot. All the interior lights, exterior lights, and the high-intensity parking lot lights are left on till after midnight, then come back on at 4 a.m.
We have complained to the maintenance supervisor for the past two years and been told that it is a computer problem, programming problem, timer problem, etc. and that it would be fixed.
It gets fixed for a couple of days, then reverts to the old pattern. This is a tremendous waste of electricity, taxpayer dollars and is a major source of light pollution that wakes us up constantly at night.
If they can’t fix the timers, then please have the last person out turn off the flipping switch.