Yesterday I asked some questions regarding stimulus money being used to hire 35 full-time “energy managers” for Kentucky school districts.
On the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence website you can see how all of the stimulus money set aside for the Kentucky State Energy Program is divided up – all $52.5 million of it.
The “School Energy Managers Project”, as you can see, is allotted $5,050,012. That’s a lot of money for 35 people. In fact, that is $144,286 a person. I certainly hope that’s not an annual salary figure.
Seems like a lot of money to me, especially since Governor Beshear already received input from state workers on how the state can save money through simple energy fixes. You can see those energy saving recommendations made by state workers here.