The Homer-Center School Board met last night and heard a presentation on security upgrades, as well as a potential renovation for the football field.
The board heard from Greer Hayden of HHSDR Architects, who gave a presentation on proposed safety upgrades to the elementary and high school buildings. These upgrades would entail new door entry systems, four video cameras at the elementary school, and 21 cameras at the high school, among many other features. The cost of the upgrades would be $217,000, and the upgrades could be installed by the end of February of next year. Board members indicated that they would wait to discuss Hayden’s proposal at future meetings.
In the second part of the presentation, Hayden discussed a multitude of improvements at Memorial Field in downtown Homer City that could potentially total $1.76 million. After Hayden’s presentation, board vice president Jerry Bertig stressed that the board would not be willing to spend that amount of money, and others said that they would never implement all of the upgrades outlined in the presentation at one time, and would only begin to consider some of the upgrades if there is also community fundraising, along with continued dialogue at future board meetings.