BES to receive lighting
Published 3:15 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2018
New lighting and cameras will be installed on the campus of Brewton Elementary School, and new cameras at Brewton Middle School.
At the December board meeting of Brewton City Schools, Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Varner said the exterior lights at BES had been out for some time.
“The maintenance crew has tried to repair without success,” he said. “We need to do some trenching to get a new power supply to the poles.”
Varner said that new LED lights would replace the high-powered sodium ones currently there.
They will also set the lights on a timer.
Varner said that the project will cost under $15,000 and Wiggins would conduct the work.
“It will be done over Christmas break,” he said. “It is the most dimly lit campus of BCS.”
Additionally, the board has been awarded $24,000 in Title IV, Part A funding.
“Security cameras are an allowable expense,” he said. “We are going to put 15 cameras at BES in certain areas. That will give us 32 there.”
The rest of the funding will be used to replace some of the cameras at Brewton Middle School.
“At the middle school, there has been considerable issues with reliability,” he said. “