White House’s Environmental Advisor to Tour Energy Efficient South Plantation High School

Created: 2/28/2012 3:56:13 PM Updated: 12:00:00 AM

President Obama's principal environmental advisor and chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley, will tour South Plantation High School in Plantation (1300 Paladin Way, Plantation) on Wednesday, February 29 at 9:30 a.m.

During the visit, Chair Sutley will learn how the school has worked with the District's Energy Conservation Utility Management Department and its partners to save 27 percent on its energy bill through energy upgrades including advanced lighting, water and ventilation systems. Following the tour, Chair Sutley will learn more about South Plantation's award winning Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration magnet program. She will also discuss the importance of ensuring students get the education they need to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, and the President's push to create American jobs by rebuilding and modernizing schools across the country to promote safe, productive learning environments that meet 21st century needs.

South Plantation High School has been selected for the 2012 Magnet School of Excellence Award. This national award by Magnet Schools of America is based on commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful diversity efforts and the consistent delivery of high quality education to students. Schools with the "Magnet Schools of Excellence" status are also in competition for one of several cash awards at the Magnet Schools of America annual national conference, which will be hosted by the Dallas (Texas) Independent School District, May 18-21, 2012. The Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration magnet program at South Plantation High is celebrating its 10th year in 2012. The school is also a recipient of the national Magnet School of Excellence Award in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

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