SMUD ACT Program
High Schools

Principal Bulletin Action Required - Deadline May 15, 2015

On behalf of SMUD we are providing the opportunity to all of our high schools to submit applications for the Auditing, Conservation and Teaching Program. This will be the 3rd summer that we have partnered with SMUD on a unique program which teaches various principles of energy conservation. The 2015 program will focus around behavior and cultural changes and how to implement within a school campus. Please see below the details of the program and how to submit applications.

Program Overview:

SMUD is inviting one teacher and eight students from our district to participate in a summer/fall energy education program called “ACT”. You can see the attached “Overview for Teachers” for more information, but the quick facts are:

• The program is for high school juniors and seniors, and their teachers.

• The program pairs teachers and students in a one-week summer course which culminates in participants performing an actual energy audit of their school and delivering recommendations to the administration/Board as well as leading a middle school classroom audit exercise.

• Eight school districts will be participating in total. Four school districts will come together in one class; the remaining four will be in a separate class. Audit teams will be district specific. SMUD only has room for one teacher and 5 students from each district.

• The program will take about two to three weeks in total, including one week in July and some weekend/evening hours in the fall.

• Teachers are paid a stipend of $1,500, and students earn a stipend of $450.

• Selected teachers will be responsible for recruiting 5 student participants.

• SMUD is selecting teachers through a short application process. As a teacher, the only thing you have to do to apply is write a ½ page explanation of why you want to participate and sign the participant expectation form. The application deadline is May 15.

• If you have any questions about the program, you can contact the SMUD program representative directly:

Jacobe Caditz