Middle school tech systems get OK

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County Public Schools administration reports that the new middle school is progressing on time.

The School Board approved purchasing technology equipment for the school and starting construction of the school’s premise distribution system at its Wednesday meeting.

Tim Grant, the division’s director of technology, explained to the board that the equipment consists of clocks, phones, intercom systems and network infrastructure equipment. The premise distribution system, he said, will provide support to that equipment.

The equipment will cost more than $531,000 and the premise distribution system will cost not more than $335,000. Both expenses will come out of the new school’s technology budget.

After the meeting, Grant said he brought the actions before the board early on to leave room for preparations and setup. Once the building is equipped with HVAC systems and electricity, the system and technology will furnish the interior of the school.

“This is pretty much it – the only thing we’re waiting on is audio visual … for the gymnasium, for the auditorium, for the band rooms, that sort of stuff,” he said.

Grant said installation of the premise distribution system would likely take around three months.

Contact staff writer Rachel Mahoney at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rmahoney@nvdaily.com.