Churchill County High School students and staff will start off 2018 with a boost in campus security, as 26 cameras will be installed throughout the school during winter break.
The CCSD Board of Trustees approved an award at Wednesday’s meeting to contract FCC Communications for installment, at a cost of $57,504 paid out of the Capital Projects Fund.
Among many of the school’s areas, the cameras will be equipped in hallways, behind the CTE building, parking lots, and the football field.
CCSD Director of Maintenance Ozzie Henke said the high quality cameras provide up to 56,000 hours of recording — a little over six years.
Henke said it’s expected that a student could attempt to botch one of the cameras, but it’s no concern.
“These cameras are fool-proof for breaking,” he said. “It’s also built for severe weather. We may just need to replace dome covers after a while.”
To further enhance the quality of cameras, the next investment the school board plans to make is to purchase a designated server to file recordings. The current server’s system life is three years, said Henke.
Superintendent Sandra Sheldon said the board is $38,000 under its budget for the cameras, which supports the option to find and upgrade to a designated server. Henke also reported the following winter break projects at other school grounds:
Churchill County Middle School’s band room will undergo renovation to provide space and classroom efficiency. The school’s kitchen also will undergo renovation and receive a fire suppression system and electrical panels. Picnic tables also will be placed near the track field and the campus will upgrade in piping.
Northside Elementary School’s kitchen also will receive similar features to CMS.