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D161 dodges natural gas price surge caused by cold weather, Texas export stoppage

Some school districts incurred heavy costs in purchasing natural gas in mid-February because of a cold weather surge and related factors, but Flossmoor School District 161 dodged the worst of it through strategic planning.

At a March 22 special meeting of the district’s board of education, Associate Superintendent Frances LaBella said the district’s three-pronged strategy saved the district as much as $82,005, while reports indicate some districts experienced natural gas bills so high during that stretch that they exceeded their entire year’s budget for that resource.

From Feb. 13 . . .

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