Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue asked schools in his state to close for two days last week in an effort to conserve 450,000 gallons of diesel fuel. All but three of the state’s 180 school districts heeded the request.
One district that stayed open said it had already implemented fuel efficiency measures and that students were happy that schools stayed open.
Did those districts make the right decision? Or should they have rejected the governor’s request? What are some other ways districts across the country can address rising energy costs?
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.