Isle of Wight County Schools Recognized for Green Efforts

For the third year in a row, Isle of Wight County Schools has been certified platinum in the 2015 Virginia School Board Association’s (VSBA) Green Schools Challenge. The school division was one of 32 recognized in the challenge at the annual VSBA Conference this week in Williamsburg, VA.

“The recognition of Isle of Wight County Schools as one of the top school divisions in Virginia is an outstanding accomplishment,” said Division Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton. He added, “Being energy efficient and making environmentally sound decisions is a responsibility we owe to our community. In addition, providing our students with a school environment that is healthy, comfortable and conducive to learning is an obligation we take very seriously.”

IWCS has been recognized by the program every year since the VSBA’s Green Schools Challenge launched seven years ago. This year’s competition was sponsored by Mosely Architects and ABM Building & Energy Solutions.