Aging communications

The Northgate School Board will have several options to consider for replacement of the high school communications system, used for announcements, paging and class bells.

The current system was installed in 1975, according to facilities manager Scott Smith, and definitely needs to be replaced.

Smith said that it will cost $17,920 to replace the front end equipment and integrate it with the building's phone system. After that, the board will have options to extend the system by placing speakers in the stairwells (an additional $4,425), in the administrative and storage areas of the building ($5,640) and the outside of the building ($9,475).