Delayed start may have saved Texas millions in energy costs

08/21/2008 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Delaying the start of the 2007-08 school year until the last week of August did not sit well with some Texas educators, but the move apparently has saved millions of dollars in statewide energy costs for the month. Not everyone is persuaded, however. John Brooks, head of the University of North Texas' principal certification program, says academic needs, not financial considerations, should dictate school start dates.

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