Special to The Gardner News
The second phase of converting the Gardner-Edgerton Schools camera system from analog to digital was approved March 7 by the USD 231 school board.
Bruce Kracl, director of operations, said 41 cameras in six buildings were installed last Fall, and 14 buildings were left for a total of 182 cameras.
“It [second phase] would start in the next month or two through Summer of 2017,” he said.
Three of the facilities include the Trails Program, the Advanced Tech School and Gardner-Edgerton High School.
Midwest Digital presented the lowest bid of $175,996, Kracl said.
“But due to the nature of the project, we are asking for up to $200,000”, he said. “This increases the contingency up to 14 percent.”
Kristen Schultz, board member, asked why there was such a difference in costs between bids.
“There was a significant difference on the labor side,” Kracl said.
Funding will come through additional bond money left over from 2012 and 2016 bonds.
USD 231 board updated on camera installations at area schools