Anyone flipping through this month's issue of Forbes Magazine may have come across a surprisingly familiar looking building -- Grover Cleveland High School.
The school, which now houses International Prep on the West Side, wasn't part of any school ranking list of popular schools for the rich.
Instead it was featured in a full-page ad for Johnson Controls, which contracted with the city to retrofit and upgrade Buffalo's lighting and climate-control systems for its schools as part of the multiyear reconstruction effort. The ad claims it is saving the district $71 million in energy costs over the next 20 years.
Hmm. $71 million. A lot of things the district could do with that money...
Meanwhile, a reminder that the Buffalo school board will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in Waterfront School, 95 Fourth Street, to discuss the state commissioner's letter regarding East and Lafayette high schools, and to discuss a career-technical education program associated with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
I intend to live blog that meeting so please come back to the School Zone blog tomorrow to see it.
Here's the Johnson Controls ad from Forbes: