Berkeley High School will soon have its first full public address system. Younger-Wunar, Inc. last month won the contract to install speakers this summer.
The plan calls for speakers in every building that lacks public address capabilities with the exception of the Old Gym and portable classrooms. Each classroom in the C-Building and the buildings currently being constructed will also be wired.
District spokesman Mark Coplan said the system will run out of the main administrative offices. It will enable staff to read the daily bulletin and will alert students during emergency situations.
“When we had a blackout this year people had to go from classroom to classroom to give information,” Coplan said. “This will allow us to reach everybody.”
The school district will pay the $145,000 contract with funding from measure A and B, which allocated money for facilities projects specifically.
Next year the school will broadcast school-related information on cable television channel 25, which operates out of the high school’s G-Building, allowing parents and community members to get information from off-campus.