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Board OKs sound system


Special to The Press

In a continuing effort to improve indoor athletic facilities, the Parkland School Board has approved replacement and upgrading of the sound system for the high school gym at a cost of $61,543.

The existing amplification units date back to 1999 when the high school first opened.

Vendor ESG Systems has provided a plan which includes 12 new floor and bleacher area speakers with the addition of two subwoofers and 14 ceiling tile mounted speakers to be installed in the hallways near the elevated small bleachers.

The equipment is intended to increase sound quality and clarity.

Recently, the board approved gym floor replacement at $62,450 and a new sound system for the pool area at $41,250.

In another building related matter, the board approved a quote of $24,951 from Weatherproofing Technologies Inc. to perform an infrared moisture survey and trace core analysis of district roofs.

At an April committee meeting, Director of Facilities and Operations Arthur Oakes, explained the technique will indicate whether a roof can be restored rather than replaced.

“It will help the district develop a comprehensive roof plan,” Oakes said.

For use in new building projects, the board approved purchase of construction documentation software from Procore Technologies Inc. at a cost of $103,882.

The district already has access to the software through Alvin H. Butz construction management.

Oakes reported acquisition of the construction software will give ownership to Parkland and access to district consultants.

“The advantage is for the district to own the documents and maintain them in house,” he said. “This will be an ongoing cost based on the total dollar value of construction projects during a year.”