Policy 4:70

Operational Services

Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation

The Superintendent or designee shall manage a program of energy and resource conservation for the District that includes:

  1. Periodic review of procurement procedures and specifications to ensure that purchased products and supplies are reusable, durable, or made from recycled materials, if economically and practically feasible.

  2. Purchasing recycled paper and paper products in amounts that will, at a minimum, meet the specifications in The School Code, if economically and practically feasible.

  3. Periodic review of procedures on the reduction of solid waste generated by academic, administrative, and other institutional functions. These procedures shall: (a) require recycling the District’s waste stream, including landscape waste, computer paper, and white office paper, if economically and practically feasible; (b) include investigation of the feasibility of potential markets for other recyclable materials that are present in the District’s waste stream; and (c) be designed to achieve, before July 1, 2020, at least a 50% reduction in the amount of solid waste that is generated by the District.

  4. Adherence to energy conservation measures.

Adopted: September 8, 1997
Revised: March 19, 2012; April 23, 2019; September 19, 2022