Waynesboro considering solar panels for some schools

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) — Waynesboro Public Schools heard a presentation about solar panels at Tuesday night's school board meeting.

They started considering adding panels as an additional clean energy source in the early stages of high school renovation discussions.

The Augusta County School Board is already making progress on installing panels at seven schools, which are expected to help the district save tens of thousands of dollars in just the first five years.

Four schools in the city of Waynesboro are eligible for solar panels. Waynesboro Public Schools superintendent Jeffrey Cassell says the panels will save the city money and bring environmental benefits, and the school board seems supportive.

"I didn't sense that there was concern about it, but rather pretty positive discussion about that opportunity," said Cassell.

Cassell says they have not made a final decision about the panels. He says if the school board decides to install panels, it could happen this summer or fall.