The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

September 12, 2013

High school group suggests cost-cutting measures

DANVILLE — A student group has requested several health-friendly and cost-effective additions to the Danville High School.

The high school group PLANET, or People Loving All-Natural Earth Treasures, asked the district to include air dryers in high school bathrooms instead of using hand towels as a means of cutting down on waste. The district is currently investigating the cost and health benefit of such a change, said Superintendent Cheryl Latorre.

In the near future, PLANET is also looking to fundraise for a new $1000 water fountain, which will include a spigot that can be used to fill up student water bottles.

“Research shows if you’re hydrated you perform better academically, socially, emotionally,” said Latorre, and PLANET wants to give students a means of having drinking water in easy access.

PLANET will also be looking for assistance in restoring a number of trees that were lost during the construction of Danville Primary School. The trees had been dedicated to members of the community, and the new trees will be rededicated to those individuals.



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