CUSD Solar: Board meeting on December 6th!

Hello everyone!

After years of hard work, I am excited to announce the exact date that the CUSD Board will be voting on solar procurement. On Wednesday, December 6th, feasibility analyst Russell Driver will be recommending a solar vendor, and the Board will vote on making a contract with this vendor. The CUSD Solar Students will be delivering a presentation at this meeting!

If you are interested in supporting the CUSD Solar Students in their final presentation before solar procurement, please come (and bring some friends!) to the Board meeting on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. The address is 33122 Valle Rd San Juan Capistrano 92675, and the meeting begins at 7:00pm. 

As was said at the November 8th Board meeting, there were 13 RFPs (bids from different solar vendors) offering options for the school district. This is an incredibly high number of bids--the highest number the feasibility analyst, Russell Driver, has seen in his experience. It is a tremendous sign for CUSD!

After years of hard work, the CUSD Solar Students are thrilled that the District is so close to attaining the financial, educational, and environmental benefits solar will provide. CUSD's education has given these students the tools to communicate clearly, analyze data appropriately, and become responsible citizens in their community. Now, the students are thrilled to be applying these skills in order to give back to CUSD.

See you on December 6th!

-Kyle Krueger

CUSD Solar Initiative: Head Coordinator


Update: Progress on CUSD Solar!

Hello everyone,

I am excited to announce the progress the CUSD solar students have made toward CUSD solar procurement, and I look forward to what is to come!

On May 10th about five months ago, the CUSD solar students presented on solar once again to the school Board.  This time, they focused on CUSD's investment in a solar feasibility analysis.  Speakers included: Tesoro Conservation Club members Jack Harstein, Ally Novales, and Kyle Krueger; Tesoro Investment Club president Perry Meade; Ecology Action Team president and CUSD Solar Initiative founder Russell Tran; San Clemente Blue Oceans Club President Erika Hunting; and San Clemente IB student Ava Harvey, who conducted her own solar feasibility analysis. Approximately a hundred or more other students, parents, and teachers came to support the students, whose presentation focused on the potential financial and environmental benefits of solar.  Success followed; the last five months have been exciting as feasibility analyst Russell Driver explores different solar options.  

Once again, the CUSD students are preparing to ask for your support.  At a Board meeting in the near future, the solar students may be presenting once more--this time, in the hopes that the Board will finalize a contract with a solar company, thus procuring solar for CUSD.  

A Board meeting on November 8th will be discussing the feasibility analyst's solar vendor recommendation. While it will not be as publicized as the meeting that follows--which will deal with the actual solar contract--anyone interested in the CUSD Solar Initiative is invited to attend to learn more.

After the November 8th Board meeting, another update will be posted detailing when and where the Board may decide on a final contract with a solar company!

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at a Board meeting in the future! Please refer to "contact us" to reach me with any questions.

-Kyle Krueger

CUSD Solar Initiative: Head Coordinator

May 10th Board Meeting--Support CUSD Solar!

Hello everyone!

From Tesoro to San Juan to San Clemente, from Conservation Clubs to Investment Clubs, the students of Capo Unified School District have been working hard for the past year on the CUSD solar initiative.  The culmination of their hard work will take place on May 10th at a District Board meeting (7:00pm).  There, they hope for the District to pass funds for a solar feasibility analysis.

A feasibility analysis is a study conducted by a specialist to determine if and how solar can be implemented for CUSD schools.   It will effectively aid the District in understanding the process for procuring solar, identifying the best schools to begin solar installment, and determine how much money the District can save!  

The students will be attending the May 10th Board meeting on behalf of the feasibility analysis, which they hope will pass through the District.  Then, the CUSD community will be one step closer to realizing the potential economic, educational, and environmental benefits of solar.

Any support that can be offered is welcome and encouraged!   The Board meeting will take place at 7:00pm, and the presentation by the students will be about 15 minutes.  Anyone from the CUSD community is encouraged to come to the District Office to support the cause.  

If you have questions, please see "contact us" and get in touch!  We look forward to your support.