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Schools Getting Money for Energy Efficiency


Schools in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties will split up $8.5 million to spend on energy efficiency, according to State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson. The funds are a result of Proposition 39, which closes a corporate tax loophole and earmarks half the resulting revenue for energy-saving and job-creation efforts. School proceeds are based on a formula that takes into account daily attendance and poverty. The big winners on the South Coast, according to estimates by Jackson’s press officer, are Santa Barbara Unified, Goleta Union, and Carpinteria Unified, with $750,000, $190,000, and $120,000 respectively. The other area districts are expected to receive roughly $50,000 each.

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