Pennsylvania school district using sheep to cut costs

Posted by Solar Pennsylvania Staff - August 25, 2011 - PA solar, Pennsylvania Solar - No Comments

A small school district in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is losing $2 million in state support this year after the state legislature made some of the largest education cuts in decades. But one school has come up with a creative way to take small bite out of that deficit.

TuckedĀ into a very informative article at Stateline about education cuts around the country is the delightful fact that Carlisle’s Wilson Middle School assistant principal has donated the use of seven of his sheep to cut the school’s grass. The sheep are expected save the district an estimated $15,000 on yearly mowing costs.

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