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School board approves emergency fix for fire alarm failure

1 year 5 months 1 week ago December 15, 2015 Dec 15, 2015 Tuesday, December 15 2015 December 15, 2015 9:08 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BAKER - The school board approved an emergency item on its agenda Tuesday night to allow the superintendent to hire a company to install a new fire alarm at Bakerfield Elementary.

The alarm system is broken and needs to be replaced. Until a working alarm is installed, the school is under a "fire watch" - an employee has to walk the halls throughout the day making sure there are no fire hazards inside of the building.

"Every 30 minutes they make observation rounds around the school," said Principal Candace Jenkins in a previous WBRZ report about the situation.

The school system estimates a new alarm could cost about $20,000. The superintendent said Tuesday evening, he hopes to have a new one ready by the time school reopens after the Christmas break.

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