the Olympia School District logo, a line drawing of the capitol dome with the Letters O, S, and D at the base


School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

RCM News

The District was awarded a Green Leadership Award in 2013. In 2012 and 2011 Puget Sound Energy recognized our program for excellence.

OSPI Awards Olympia School District Jobs Now Energy Efficiency Grant

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction announced in 2013 that we were awarded funding for energy efficiency projects. The grant is $241,700, plus Puget Sound Energy has pledged $25,000 in conservation grants and rebates and the City of Olympia will provide $5000 for irrigation upgrades. Funds will help us install heating and ventilation upgrades. water heaters and controls at Hansen Elementary, 50 KW of solar energy at Roosevelt Elementary, safety upgrades to our computer mainframe and water saving irrigation improvements at our sports The solar panels were part of a Community Solar project funded by OlySol LLC installed by Senset Air Inc.

Energy Star Awards

In 2013 the Olympia School District Board of Directors awarded Energy Star Awards to individuals who have made a significant contribution to saving energy at our District. We congratulate these winners for their outstanding achievements:

Energy Satr TrophyStar Savers from the Support Services Center for
Achieving Savings

  • Ian Tharp, HVAC Tech
  • Greg Deer, HVAC Tech
  • Arne Ranta, Head Custodian, Jefferson Middle School

Leadership in Saving Resources

  • Tim Byrne, Capital Panning & Construction, Supervisor
  • Julie DeRuwe, Support Services Center, Supervisor
  • Paul Flock, Child Nutrition Program, Supervisor
  • Fred Stanley, Transportation Department, Supervisor

Teachers: for Leading our Students:

  •  Ed Bassett, Olympia High School, Earthcorps Advisor
  • Ryan Hook, Capital High School, Environmental Club, Advisor
  • Kathy Dorgan, Olympia High School, Performing Arts

Energy Star Schools

Thirteen schools have been awarded Energy Star Certification for achieving energy efficiency greater than 75% of schools in the nation.

  • Olympia HSUS EPA Energy Star Logo
  • Capital HS
  • Jefferson MS
  • Marshall MS
  • Reeves MS
  • Washington MS
  • Boston Harbor ES
  • Centennial ES
  • Hansen ES
  • Lincoln ES
  • LP Brown ES (pending)
  • Madison ES
  • McKenny ES

 PSE Awards Incentive for Energy Saving

In January 2013, Puget Sound Energy awarded the Olympia School Districrt RCM Program an incentive of $28,000 for achieving its energy savings goals in 2011-2012.

Congratulations to the Puget Sound Energy 2011 RCMmy Award winners for Operations and Maintenance Ian Tharp and Greg Deer, seen here congratulated by Superintendent Bill Lahmann. Ian and Greg work for Support Services Center Supervisor Julie DeRuwe as Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning technicans. Their work keeps our systems running, while helping the District to save energy and money. They have been instrumental in finding and fixing problems and identifying innovative ways to do more with less.