Mt. Vernon Register-News

April 15, 2014

MVTHS officials concerned about gas bill

Finance Committee wants more information before making payment


MT. VERNON — — Mt. Vernon Township High School officials have expressed concern about a roughly $29,000 natural gas bill from the school's new gas supplier, Constellation.

The bill, which was for the month of February, was discussed at length during Monday afternoon's MVTHS Finance Committee meeting. Committee members want to find out more about why the bill was so high before making the payment.

Part of the reason for the high bill was the school district had a 25 percent increase in gas usage this winter because of the extreme weather. Gas prices were also two-and-a-half to three times higher during that time period, said Superintendent Michael Smith.

Find out more Wednesday on this site or in the print edition of the Register-News.