“We had a tour of a very impressive building,” said a representative of the building council during brief remarks Monday night to the Nazareth Area School Board.
The middle school has an array of solar panels on its roof. The operation supplies between 60 and 80 percent of the building's energy needs.
The school was also designed to achieve a silver rating under guidelines of the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Also at Monday's meeting, a soon-to-be fourth-grade student received the school board's Art Award.
Tayler Palenchar's work was chosen for special honors after it was displayed at a recent district-wide art show.
When Palenchar's work was displayed, she was a third-grader at Bushkill Elementary School.
School board members and district administrators congratulated Palenchar and her parents as they displayed her prize-winning drawing at the front of the meeting room.
She will receive a savings bond in recognition of her achievement, said district Superintendent Victor Lesky.
The next Nazareth Area School Board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 25 in the Walter L. Peters Board Room at the district administrative center.