BOE using state grant to install security cameras
Elbert County Board of Education Director of Facilities Jon Jarvis said during a work session Monday that the State of Department of Education has signed off on a grant that will fund the installation of new security cameras at Blackwell Learning Center, Elbert County Primary School and Elbert County Elementary.
“It will be on the same system,” he said. “The project at the high school will take all the remaining cameras they have and update them to new HD cameras and every system will be on the same system.”
Jarvis added that the security grant will also fund a project at the middle school for new doors and two walls so that school visitors will have to go through a closed, locked off lobby before entering any other part of the school.
Jarvis said teachers are requesting a new radio system as well and Jarvis wants to use the security grant to fund the radios.
According to Jarvis, two major projects are under way for the summer and both seem to be “on target” to finish in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
The heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) project at Elbert County Elementary School is ahead of schedule. He also told the board that the new flooring project at the middle school is on target as well, with carpet taken out of the hallways and new tiles being put in.