Lincoln Schools “Too Cool” For Some

Now that the weather has turned colder, it's important that kids are dressed warmly for their trip to school. But now, they may need an extra layer or two while they're in the classroom as well.

For the second straight year, the Lincoln Public School System is trying to save money by turning thermostats down to around 68-degrees in the elementary schools and 66 in the middle and high schools. It's estimated more than 450-thousand-dollars was saved last year by turning down the heat in L.P.S. buildings. That equates to about 10 teaching positions.

School officials are encouraging parents to add a layer or two to their children's wardrobe this winter. Teachers and staff-members are also being encouraged to turn lights, computers, and the like off overnight to conserve energy.