North Allegheny school board approves $5.8 million in building upgrades

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The North Allegheny school board Wednesday approved $5.8 million in contracts for repairs to district facilities, and another $1 million to upgrade wiring in the schools.

The largest maintenance items were repaving the parking lots at McKnight Elementary, the intermediate high school and on the Marshall campus, and replacing the rubber portions of the roofs of Marshall Elementary, Bradford Woods Elementary and Marshall Middle School.

The items also included $89,000 to install panic alarms in all facilities.

All maintenance items were included in the 2014 capital improvements budget, and were approved by an 8-0 vote.

The new wiring will replace wiring installed in 1999 or 2005, and is necessary in order to provide wireless internet in the buildings. Board members Tara Fisher and Scott Russell voted against the wiring upgrades.

Sandy Trozzo, freelance writer:

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