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CUSD will let the sunshine in at local schools

The December 17 meeting of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education began with a changing of the guards.

Newly-elected board member Beth Bingham was administered the oath of office before taking to the dais, as was re-elected board member Hilary LaConte.

Having completed her term, Ms. LaConte called for nominations for board president for the 2016 governing board year. Nancy Treser Osgood was elected. Newly-named vice president Dave Nemer and board clerk Steve Llanusa will provide support. Per usual, CUSD Superintendent Jim Elsasser will serve as board secretary.

That settled, the board got to work on accomplishing something CUSD has been eying for some time: a transition to solar power. 

The agenda included a board vote on whether Claremont schools should sign a contract with PFMG Solar. The company—touted as the number-one solar provider for southern California school districts—has already undertaken contracts with nearby districts like Pomona Unified and Chaffey Joint Union High School.