Northern Bedford’s Panther Group Stadium will see lighting able to displaying multicolored mild exhibits this fall after the Northern Bedford County College District college board authorized the upgrades at its assembly on Tuesday.
The varsity board has authorized the acquisition of a $290,000 lighting retrofit that will probably be accomplished this summer time. The $30,000 buy of the present mild function for stadium lights has additionally been authorized.
The present mild function offers the county entry to multi-colored present lights and light-weight exhibits that start with the press of a button.
Whereas the brand new headlights include a brand new 25-year guarantee, the prevailing headlights are about to run out. On the December assembly, it was mentioned whether or not the guarantee on present lights meant that the college district could be accountable for all prices.
Inspector Todd Beatty knowledgeable the board that extra lights might should be bought. He defined that LED lights present a extra direct line of sight than present lights. If essential, lights will probably be positioned to offer higher visibility in and across the stadium. He mentioned the lights would value $5,000 per piece.
Beatty mentioned he “needed the board to concentrate on this potential.”
Whereas discussing including the price of the 2 lights to the proposal, the board authorized the proposed quantity. Board member Ralph Scott mentioned he did not need to spend cash that wasn’t authorized as essential.
A proposal for a brand new digital camera and streaming system for Panther Group Stadium was rejected after no board member supported the movement.
Beatty introduced that the price of the 2 cameras, excluding the price of set up, was $12,000. He mentioned Northern Bedford followers might want to buy two streaming subscriptions in the event that they need to watch dwelling and away occasions, as no different colleges within the county use the streaming service.
Persevering with the discussions about athletics, the board mentioned the place of athletic coach.
The varsity district wants an athletic coach and is searching for somebody to fill the place. Beatty mentioned the area will negotiate a private contract or a contract by means of a 3rd get together as soon as somebody concerned is discovered.
At present, the district makes use of backup trainers every time potential. The board authorized administration to pay reserve athletic trainers for dwelling occasions at its December assembly.
Beatty mentioned that if the district is unable to offer instructors for an occasion, the opposing college will probably be notified.
Different board information contains:
— The Board authorized its determination to not increase taxes above the index for the 2023/24 funds. The Legislation 1 index for the 2023/24 fiscal yr is 5.6%.
— Affirmation of Rebecca Lazor as a nurse’s aide for major college efficient January 23.
– Accepted Andrew 4’s resignation as center college baseball coach.
— Accepted Scott Bellman’s resignation as highschool quiz marketing consultant.
— Affirmation of Abby Martin as highschool quiz counselor.
— Approval of $4,075 repairs to the highschool heating/HVAC unit.