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District receives $1,200 from Austin Energy school assistance fund

Scott Banaski, Key Account Manager with Austin Energy (pictured third from left), presents a check for $1,222.65 to Robert Winovitch, LTISD Director of Facilities and Construction (pictured second from left) made possible by voluntary contributions by City of Austin utility customers to the Public School Energy Assistance Fund.


The fund is divided between the eight school districts served by Austin Energy. According to Austin Energy, the allocation of the fund is based on each school district's percentage of the total kilowatt-hours of electricity consumed by the eight school districts. The fund was created by direction of the Austin City Council during deliberations to establish electric rates for Austin Energy. City of Austin utility customers began making donations to the fund in March 2013 through their monthly utility payments. This reimbursement covers the period of October 2018 through August 2019.


Also pictured are Richard Harrison (far left) and Wesley Perkins (far right), each of whom serves as Facility Resources, Compliance and Construction Manager for Lake Travis ISD.