Associate Superintendent Roy Sprague elected CHPS treasurer

May 6, 2016

Roy Sprague, CFISD associate superintendent of facilities, construction and support services, was elected CHPS treasurer on March 3. 

May 6, 2016Roy Sprague, CFISD associate superintendent of facilities, construction and support services, was elected treasurer of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) during the March 3 CHPS board of directors meeting.

Sprague will serve a three-year term ending on June 30, 2018. As treasurer, Sprague will be responsible for special attention to the finances and financial management of CHPS, while reporting to the board any and all points of interest and concern. The treasurer chairs the finance committee and participates in the selection and recommendation of an auditing firm and participates in audits.

Sprague has served on the CHPS board since 2010, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction of K-12 educational facilities as both an architect and owner’s representative.

Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite, chair of the CHPS board, praised Sprague’s election.

“We value Roy’s organizational and financial leadership at this critical juncture in the organization’s growth and look forward to his contributions in this new role,” she said.

“I am truly honored that our board has the confidence in me to elect me to serve as treasurer for the CHPS board of directors,” Sprague said. “CHPS is a great organization to help be the leaders in establishing high design standards that promote healthy, sustainable and high-performance schools so that students can be successful in their learning environments to go on to reach and exceed their career goals. I am very excited to serve in this new capacity as an officer to continue to help lead the way to develop high-performance school facilities that will last for decades and are sensitive to the environment while we continue to pursue excellence in public school design and education.”

CHPS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making every school an ideal place to learn. Founded in 1999 as a collaboration of California’s major utilities to address energy efficiency in schools, the program quickly expanded to address all aspects of school design, construction and operation. Texas was the first state to develop a state version of the CHPS Criteria rating system after CHPS became a national organization in 2008. Visit for more information. 

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