Return to Headlines

District moves forward on See Beyond Maize Solar Initiative

See Beyond Maize Solar Initiative logo During the Jan. 14 regular monthly Maize Board of Education meeting, board members accepted a bid from King Solar for the construction of ground-based solar panels west of Maize Career Academy. This is part of the See Beyond Solar Project championed by Maize High School science teacher Stan Bergkamp and supported by many employees, alumni, and OneMa1ze community members.

Board members also approved a lease agreement between the district and ICM, which will save the district more than $100,000 in the installation of the panels. After the lease agreement expires in six years, the district will own the panels and save an estimated $30,000 a year.